Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Head and hands found near police station in Penang

The area where the head and hands were found. — Picture by Malay Mail

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Dec 2 — Police recovered a highly decomposed, decapitated head and hands of a human some 50m from the Machang Bubuk police station near here yesterday.

The head was found in bushes and the hands 5m away on the road leading to a Chinese cemetrey at the new village.

State deputy CID chief R.S. Gunarajan said he believed the head and hands belonged to the same victim whose legs were found in Sungai Bakap on Saturday.

“The head was inside a tied plastic bag. We believe the assailant or assailants aimed to gain the attention of the public, and there was no other reason behind it,” he said at the scene.

Gunarajan denied speculation the gruesome act was a signal that the killers intended to challenge the police.

He said the decapitated head and the limbs were believed to be that of a foreigner.

“We view the string of recent gory killings seriously and we are working tirelessly towards solving the cases. However we cannot reveal the details of the investigations,” he said.

The limbs were found about 6km from where a decapitated head was discovered in Taman Impian Ria in Alma on Nov 24, and about 20km from Sungai Bakap where a headless body was found on Thursday.

On Thursday, police also fished out two bodies — one of a naked man in his 40s and another bundled in a blanket — from Sungai Ara Kuda, near Kampung Tun Sardon here.

Gunarajan said that based on CCTV footage obtained from a logistics company nearby, the hands and head were dumped in the bushes but stray dogs carried the hands from the bushes and left them on the road.- See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/head-and-hands-found-near-police-station-in-penang#sthash.Y6aH6WOO.dpuf

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