Feb 11, Sungai Petani: Malaysian Police have arrested a Sri Lankan national and an Indian national in connection with the death of another Sri Lankan man at an estate off Jalan Sidam Kiri near here on Thursday.
The Police have detained the Sri Lankan and the Indian, aged 27 and 30, to facilitate investigations into the death of their Sri Lankan friend, Bernama news agency reported.
The body of the 49-year-old victim, believed to have been bludgeoned with a stone, was found in Padang Buluh Estate at about 10.20 p.m. according to the police.
Kuala Muda police chief ACP Md Zukir Md Isa has said that the police believe there was an argument between the victim and the two alleged assailants, a day before the body was found. He said that at about 9 pm on Thursday, the victim was contacted by his wife in Sri Lanka through a video call before two men arrived at the scene.
"Using a concrete stone, the duo is believed to have struck the victim's head from the back, causing him to die on the spot," Md Zukir added.
The body was sent to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar for a post-mortem.