KAJANG: Neighbours thought it was a domestic quarrel when they heard a commotion in a double--storey terrace house occupied by a Vietnamese couple in Bandar Mahkota Cheras on Sunday evening.
An hour after the commotion, which happened at 5.30pm, one of the neighbours decided to check and was shocked to find the woman, in her 20s, covered in blood in the living room. Kajang district police chief, ACP Ab Rashid Ab Wahab said police, who went to the house in Jalan Dayang 52/8, found the woman still alive despite slash wounds on her head.
"There was so much blood, especially on the staircase," he said.
"We also found her husband, in his 30s, dead in the master bedroom on the first floor." Based on initial investigations, police believe that more than one men had entered the house via the front door and attacked the woman, who was in the living room.
"The intruders went upstairs and attacked the husband in the master bedroom and killed him," he said.
The husband, who was shirtless and clad in shorts, had slash wounds on his right ear, chin, lips, head and neck.
There were also slash wounds on his chest and his right shoulder was slit.
Police also found two parang, one in the master bedroom and the other in the bathroom. One of it had blood stains when it was found.
"We also found several international passports belonging to other people in the master bedroom and we are investigating whether the couple is a passport renewal agent for immigrants or if they are involved in a fake passport syndicate.
"Their identities have also not been determined," Ab Rashid said.
He said the female victim was taken to the Kajang Hospital for further medical treatment while her husband was taken to Serdang Hospital for autopsy.
"The motive is still being investigated but it is believed that the attackers may have known their victims as initial investigations show all items in the house were intact," Ab Rashid added.
The couple had been renting the house since last month and two of the deceased's brothers were also living with them.