Six Indonesians, five men and one woman, were arrested two days after an Indonesian migrant worker was found dead in a desolate area in Selangor, Malaysia on Sunday.
The Malaysian police arrested the suspects in Seri Kembangan, Nilai and Kajang on July 8 and 10, on suspicion of murder.
At 2:20 pm on July 8, the body of a man was found in the woods in the Bandar Kinrara area in Puchong. The possibility of the killing being the result of a robbery was ruled out as the victim still had 75 ringgits (US$18.6) on him.
Citing an initial investigation, the police said the motive behind the murder was a misunderstanding over relationships with a woman.
The victim, who worked at a metal products manufacturer in Selangor, suffered fatal wounds to his stomach and neck, believed to be caused by a Parang knife. The police found the knife during the arrests.
The suspects were detained to assist with the ongoing investigation.