The body of a Bangladeshi worker was recovered from a drain of a garment factory in Taman Perindustrian Beringin area in Malaysia on Thursday, February 4, 2021, reported Malaysia-based news portal, The Star, on Friday.
Another Bangladeshi worker was arrested in this connection, the report said.
Central Seberang Prai OCPD assistant commander Shafee Abd Samad said that the decomposed body of a 29-year-old Bangladeshi man was found hidden in the drain at about 1:30pm.
‘The body was found by the sales manager of the factory after he smelled a bad odour at the factory warehouse. He also noticed maggots crawling out from the drain where the body was hidden,’ ACP Shafee said in a statement on Friday.
ACP Shafee said that the Bangladeshi used to work at the factory and had been absent from work since January 15 this year, adding that no police report was filed over his absence.
He said that the factory, which produces school uniforms and other clothing material, had two Bangladeshi workers including the deceased.
He said that an investigation at the scene found a knife, a steel hammer and a 0.8m steel rod that had stains, believed to be of blood, near the body.
He said that the police also found blood stains at the upper premises of the factory which were used as an office and accommodation for the workers.
He added that initial findings by the forensics unit at the scene found that the victim’s injuries were caused by a blunt object.
After interviewing three witnesses, police detained a 21-year-old Bangladeshi national at another factory belonging to the company in Simpang Ampat.
‘The suspect admitted killing the victim with a steel rod and acted alone in the crime,’ he said, adding that the suspect has no prior record.
The victim’s body had been sent to Seberang Jaya Hospital for post-mortem examination.
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