KAJANG: A foreign domestic helper and her boyfriend were arrested to facilitate investigations into the murder of her employer.
The Indonesian couple, both 25, were picked up by Kajang Criminal Investigation Department personnel at two separate locations in Pajam, Negri Sembilan on Thursday about 2pm.
District police chief Assistant Commissioner Othman Nanyan said initial checks showed the suspects had admitted their involvement in the killing of the 65-year-old victim.
On May 6, police were alerted at 3.30pm that a woman, former secretary of a CIMB Bank director, was found unconscious on a bed with a pillow covering her face.
“The body was found in the master bedroom of a house in Jalan Ghazali near Sungai Kantan here.
“Neighbours said they are not aware of the incident as there was no noise and according to victim’s sister, the door was locked from the inside when she arrived,” he said today.
The victim was staying with her helper for the past 15 years after her husband passed away.
“The deceased has a heart problem and often went to the hospital for check-up.
“Post-mortem revealed that she died of asphyxia due to suffocation. There was also human bite mark on her right breast,” he said.
Othman said the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code which carries a mandatory death sentence.
Both suspects have been remanded until June 21.