POLICE CLASSIFY GEDANGSA CASE AS MURDER

12 Jul 2013 11:19

KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 (Bernama) -- Two men, who were found dead in an oil palm plantation in Jalan Baru, Sri Keledang, Gedangsa were most likely murdered and did not kill each other in a fight.

Hulu Selangor deputy police chief DSP Zulkifli Bidin said Muhamad Hafiz Omar, 28, and Hamsi Hashim, 42, who were discovered about 4.30 pm yesterday, were believed to have been killed by more than one unidentified assailant.

"Based on our investigations, the assailants had a fight with Hamsi by the river bank and hit him on the head with a rake, killing him on the spot.

"They then went after Muhamad Hafiz who was sleeping in a hut about 20 metres away," he said adding that the suspects slit Muhamad Hafiz' throat and ransacked the hut.

He appealed to members of the public with any information to contact the nearest police station and said the motive for the murders had yet to be determined.

A local daily today reported that the two men had killed each other in a fight and their bodies were discovered by passersby.

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