LORRY DRIVER MURDER CASE:EIGHT SUSPECTS INCLUDING VICTIM'S WIFE HELD

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PETALING JAYA, Feb 19 (Bernama) -- Police have detained eight suspects

including the victim''s wife in the murder of a lorry driver who was found dead

in his house at Taman Petaling Utama Flat in Jalan PJS 1/52 on Thursday.

Petaling Jaya police chief, ACP Arjunaidi Mohamed said the motive of the

murder was believed to be related to the victim''s 34 year-old wife''s relations

with a 22 year-old man who was the main suspect.

Arjunaidi said four teenagers who were arrested one day after the murder

alleged the victim''s wife had planned the murder with her lover by promising to

pay RM5,000 to each of the four teenagers including two secondary school

students to kill her husband.

"On the day of the murder, the four teenagers and the main suspect entered

the house with the assistance of the wife before attacking the victim who was

asleep," he told reporters at the Petaling Jaya Police Headquarters, here today.

He said the victim died from serious injuries on the back and hands after

being attacked with a machete.

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"Police have also detained the parents of the main suspect to assist in the

investigation as they were neighbours of the victim and were believed to have

aided the main suspect in plotting the murder," he said.

He said the eight suspects were being remanded for a week since yesterday

and police was hunting for another suspect believed to be involved in the

murder.

He said the case was being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code

which provided the mandatory death penalty if convicted.

In the 3am incident on Thursday, the victim, M Ganesan, 35, died after being

attacked by several men using machetes.

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