Two battered men found dead in car near toll plaza

KULAIJAYA - Two men, believed to have been severely beaten up, were found dead in a car near the Senai Utara toll exit, near here.

One of the victims, identified as S. Visvanathan, 48, from Seremban, was found in the front passenger seat of the Perodua MyVi, which was parked about 300m from the toll plaza.

The other victim, M. Kalaiselvan Mudalir, 38, from Kuala Lumpur, was in the back seat.

Kulaijaya OCPD Supt Zulkefly Yahya said there were bruise marks all over the two victims, who were believed to have been repeatedly battered before their bodies were found at around 9am yesterday.

"Police believe the victims were attacked at another location before their bodies were brought here," he said, adding that both men did not have any previous criminal records.

Supt Zulkefly said the bodies have been sent to the Sultanah Aminah Hos­­pital in Johor Baru for a post mortem.

He said the Federal Territory-registered car was in the name of a person residing in Seremban, adding that neither victim was the owner.

The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

Supt Zulkefly urged those with information relating to the incident to contact the state police hotline at 07-2212 999 or lodge a report at the nearest police station.