BUKIT MERTAJAM – The decomposed bodies of a husband and wife, believed to have
died five days ago, were found at their rented house in Taman Machang Bubok,
Police stumbled upon their bodies after neighbours had notified the police
of foul smell emanating from the two-story house rented by the 51 year old
husband and 35 year old wife.
Seberang Perai Tengah Police Chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said
police who reached the house after being alerted by the public had collected the
bodies of the couple and sent them to Seberang Jaya Hospital for post-mortem.
“Investigations revealed that the windows of the room where the bodies were
found was taped to prevent ventilation and there were two gas cylinders in the
locked room,” he said adding that both did not possess criminal records and had
rented the house for three years.
Nik Ros Azhan said police were also investigating whether both had any loans
with loan sharks and tracking down the family members of the couple who do not
have any children.
He also asked anyone with information about the case to contact the nearby
police station to facilitate investigations.