BENTONG: Greed led to a group of Myanmar men to abduct two Bangladeshi workers whose bodies were found in a jungle near Genting Highlands.
OCPD Supt Mansor Mohd Nor said the workers were abducted over a debt amounting to RM4,000 but the suspects demanded for more money.
“One of the victims was a construction site supervisor. His family had paid a total of RM 27,000 for his release but the suspects had asked for RM50,000.
“The two men were killed, thrown in a ravine and the bodies covered with leaves,” Supt Mansor said.
Six Myanmars, aged between 22 and 34, have been remanded to assist in the investigations.
Supt Mansor said a friend to the victims, aged 20 and 29, had lodged a missing person’s report on Nov 29 after they did not return from work.
“Following the report, police found one of the suspects’ motorcycle and cap in a jungle near Genting Highlands some 30m down the hill from the main road,” he added.
Follow-ups led police to arrest five Myanmar men at two separate locations in Kulim, Kedah on Dec 5.
Another man was arrested in Genting Highlands the next day. He led police to where the two bodies were dumped.
“Investigations revealed that the victims were killed and thrown into thick jungle; a four-hour hike from the main road,” Supt Mansor said.
The post-mortem showed that one of the victims was stabbed with a blunt weapon and the other, whose body was badly decomposed, could have been suffocated.