The boyfriend, who had known the victim for seven months, had visited her with the intention of asking the woman to marry him.
The 38-year-old victim was found with the stab wounds in her neck, throat, stomach and in the back of her body.
Shah Alam OCPD, Assistant Commissioner Baharuddin Mat Taib said a neighbour passing by the rented unit spotted the victim’s bloodied remains sprawled on the floor.
“The victim, who worked as an assistant in a school cafeteria in Shah Alam was stabbed with a kitchen knife which was found at the scene.
“Initial investigations revealed that there was a struggle between the victim and her boyfriend before the incident.
“Police, arrested the boyfriend, a local man, aged 40, two hours after receiving a report in Section 13, Shah Alam,” he said at a press conference on Monday.
According to him, the suspect who worked as an electrical wiring contractor was said to be suffering from mental problem. Police are waiting for confirmation on the suspect’s mental condition from hospital authorities.
Baharuddin said the suspect had been remanded until March 17 to facilitate investigations into the case under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
Source: New Straits Times