JOHOR BARU - The semi-nude body of a Vietnamese woman was found at a workers' hostel in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah here.
The victim, in her 50s, was believed to have been attacked by a Vietnamese man who had entered the hostel in Jalan Perkasa here around 9pm on Friday.
Johor Baru North OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Khamsani Abdul Rahman said the victim, who sustained stab wounds to her abdomen and back, was believed to have died on the spot.
"Her body was found lying face down wearing only a pair of shorts, while blood stains were found on the room walls, door and floor," he said here yesterday.
ACP Mohd Khamsani said another female victim who was also attacked in the incident was in critical condition and has been admitted to Hospital Sultanah Aminah for treatment.
"We are on the lookout for the Vietnamese man who is believed to have stayed in the same hostel as the victims," he said, adding that the other residents of the seven-room two-storey shophouse had fled the scene.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code.