KUALA LUMPUR - A putrid stench from a beauty salon at Amber Business Plaza in Jalan Jelawat 1, Cheras here, led to the discovery of a dead body yesterday.
As suspected, the smell had come from the decomposed body of a 28-year old woman, believed to be a local that have been dead for four days.
Cheras police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohan Singh Tara Singh said the gruesome discovery of the victim was made by the owner of the beauty salon and the victim's husband about 7.45pm yesterday.
"The victim was found in the bathtub with a stab wound in her abdomen and had her throat slit," he said adding that blood was splattered all over the toilet.
It is learnt that the woman had been working at the salon for about six months and stayed there together with her 27-year old husband.
Mohan said police have arrested the husband to facilitate investigations into the death of his wife.
"The husband claimed that last Monday, he had went down from the salon to buy groceries to a nearby 24-hour convenience store.
"After 20 minutes, he went back to the unit and found out that the front grill door of the salon was locked. Suspecting nothing amiss, he called the salon owner and stayed at her place," he said.
Mohan added that the victim's husband together with the salon owner went to the unit which located on the second floor yesterday, to take his belongings after failed to contact his wife.
"We believed the body could have been there for the past three to four days based on its bloated condition," he added that police did not find any murder weapon at the scene.
The husband was immediately arrested after giving out contradicting statements during an interrogation by the police.
"The man was detained because he could not give a clear answer on the case," Mohan said.
The body was sent to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre for a post-mortem and the case is being investigated for murder.