KUALA LUMPUR - Five more men were hauled up by police in connection with the discovery of a Saudi Arabian's body in the back seat of a vehicle here recently.
City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said the suspects, aged between 25 and 40, were arrested at several locations in Klang Valley between June 17 and last Friday, bringing the number of arrests to nine.
SAC Zainuddin said a friend of Alkhunaini Naif Abdullah Alqassim, the deceased, was among those who were picked up to facilitate investigations.
"CCTV footage showed that when the fight broke out, he did not try to help the victim. That was why he was summoned to the district police headquarters a day after the incident.
"He was released on June 20 after spending four days in custody," he said.
"Out of the nine, we have determined that five of them - two bouncers and three customers - were involved in the fight," said SAC Zainuddin, who added that two more suspects were still at large.
On the evening of June 16, the bloodied body of Alkhunaini Naif was found in the backseat of a white Toyota Camry that was parked along Jalan Dang Wangi.
Prior to the incident, he was at a nearby entertainment outlet with two friends.
It was reported that one of them caused a ruckus, prompting security guards to chase them out of the premises.
The victim was then beaten up by a crowd outside the entertainment outlet.
Four men, aged between 26 and 36, said to be the pub's bouncers, were detained several hours after the incident.
Initial investigations revealed that the Saudi Arabian had wanted to enter the outlet, but was denied because he was under the influence of alcohol.