GEORGE TOWN, Mar 14 – An Indonesian woman was found dead in a locked cupboard on Tuesday at around 10pm in a two-room flat at the Green Garden Flat, Air Itam here. The body of the Indonesian woman, Santi Restauli Simbolon, 25, was found in a sitting position inside a locked cupboard in the main bedroom of the house.
Northeast district police chief ACP Anuar Omar said the corpse was found by the two Nepalese occupants of the flat after they noticed a foul stench coming from the suspect’s closet beside their room. The deceased, who worked as a factory operator, is believed to have been murdered on Sunday, and was last seen by the two housemates on March 9 (Friday).
Northeast district police chief Assistant Commissioner Anuar Omar said that the two housemates, aged 22 and 23, have been detained to assist in an investigation under Section 302 of the Penal Code. He said police believe that jealousy could be a likely motive for the murder.
He also added that police have also identified the man, a Nepalese aged 27, and are tracking him down. Penang Hospital Pathology and Forensic expert Dr Navin Chandra was present at the crime scene. He said there were no signs of injury on the victim’s body and a postmortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death. — PN