A young couple were locked in an embrace when their bodies were retrieved from an irrigation canal near Kampung Parit 9 Timur in Sungai Besar.
District OCPD Supt Nor Azmi Isa said a passerby who spotted the bloated bodies of the 21-year-old man and his 18-year-old girlfriend in the canal in front of a primary school at about 8.10am yesterday, alerted the police.
He said a team consisting of firemen, police forensics officers and personnel from the Civil Defence Department was deployed to the scene.
â€œWe found the manâ€™s motorcycle in the canal, about 50m away from where their bodies were found. We believe that it was raining heavily when the couple were riding home from work,â€ he said.
Supt Nor Azmi said the couple were last seen leaving a house in Kampung Nelayan here at about 4pm on Monday.
â€œThe man was sending his girlfriend to work. She worked in a bakery nearby.
â€œWe believe the couple were returning home from work at night when the manâ€™s motorcycle skidded off the road and ended up in the canal,â€ he said.MYNEWSHUB