Taman Meru Utama, Selangor, Malaysia. Photo: Google Maps
Taman Meru Utama, Selangor, Malaysia. Photo: Google Maps

Four migrant workers suspected of killing a compatriot and attempting to dump the body were tracked down and arrested in Selangor state, Malaysia, thanks to the combined efforts of a witness report and a computerized identikit system.

At 2am on November 19, a man observed two Myanmar nationals riding a motorcycle on Meru Road in the city of Klang, apparently carrying a human body wrapped in a duvet, Sin Chew Daily (Malaysia) reported.

The two suspects allegedly tried to attack the witness with parangs, a type of knife, but he managed to escape. Meanwhile, the pair left the body behind and fled by motorcycle.

The man reported the case to police, to whom he described the two suspects. A sketch of one of the men was thus able to be created by using latest computerized identikit system.

At 2:25pm last Sunday, police tracked down the two men, both of whom were holders of valid work permits, at a metal and machinery outlet in Taman Meru Utama, a neighborhood in the town of Meru, and one of them matched the identikit sketch.

Around 30 minutes later, police made an arrest of two other Myanmar men who had no immigration documents.

All four suspects, aged between 23 and 35, were detained to assist in the police investigation.