Hotel tryst between two men ends in death

Tuesday, Jan 02, 2018
Photo: The Star/Asia News Network

JOHOR BARU - Two salesmen have been nabbed by the police following the murder of a 30-year-old man who allegedly had sexual intercourse with one of the suspects at a hotel room in Taman Mount Austin here.

Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Shahurinain Jais said that police received a distress call after the victim was found dead in a hotel room at about 7.18am on Sunday (Dec 31).

"The case was initially classified as a sudden death before Hospital Sultan Ismail forensics confirmed that the victim had died due to strangulation.

"Following this, two suspects were detained at the Taman Setia Indah police station," he said in a statement here on Tuesday (Jan 2).

ACP Shahurinain said that initial investigations showed that one of the suspects, a 49-year-old salesman, checked in the hotel at about 4.50pm on Dec 29.

"After half an hour, the victim arrived and entered the room, where the two then had sexual intercourse.

"Checks on CCTV also showed that the 49-year-old got help from the other suspect, a 36-year-old, to carry the victim's body to another room," he added.

ACP Shahurinain said the two suspects would be remanded to assist in investigations under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

"Witnesses at the crime scene have also been called in to get their statements recorded," he said.