Elderly South Korean woman found murdered in Genting Highlands

KUANTAN, 16 Aug 2017:

Police are looking for a Chinese national by the name of Sung Kyukseok  to assist investigations into the murder of a South Korean woman at a hotel in Genting Highlands yesterday.

Pahang Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC Othman Nanyan said investigations revealed that Sung, 57, was a Chinese national, but born in South Korea.

“Those with information on Sung should contact Bentong Police Headquarters at 09-2222222 or the nearest police station.”

The body of the 92-year-old Xiang Lian Jin was found in a toilet of the hotel room bundled in a blanket with her hands tied at 8.40am, about 17 hours after a male suspect armed with a knife entered her room.

The suspect was believed to have tied up and hit the victim and a local maid, before pulling the victim to the toilet and  hit her again.

The suspect, who was believed to have a misunderstanding with the nonagenarian woman’s eldest child over a money-lending activity in Genting Highlands, was said to have fled at 7am after locking the victim inside the toilet.

“Investigations also revealed that the victim’s two mobile phones and cash and also the family car were missing.”

Earlier, Bentong Police District chief Supt Mohamad Mansor Mohd Nor said the male suspect armed with a knife entered her room at 3.30pm on Monday when the victim was inside with her helper – who is a local woman.

“While holding them at knifepoint, the suspect allegedly asked the victim and the helper to keep quiet before tying up their hands and legs using ropes and cloth. The suspect then hit the victim, saying that he was dissatisfied with the victim’s eldest son for always badmouthing him.

“The suspect then pulled the victim into the toilet and hit her again before locking her inside. He allegedly fled the hotel at 7am.”

Based on initial investigations, Mohamad Mansor said police believed that revenge was the motive.

“The helper also sustained bodily injury believed to be beaten by the suspect,” he said, adding that investigations were being done under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

Separately in KOTA KINABALU, police have detained a 21-year-old foreigner for allegedly assaulting and stabbing his girlfriend with a knife – following a misunderstanding near the Kolej Sains Kesihatan Bersekutu here.

The victim, aged 16, who works as a cook at a stall at Taman Tun Fuad, Jalan Bukit Padang, sustained injuries on the back of her head and neck.

Kota Kinabalu City police chief  ACP M.Chandra said in a statement the victim was sent to the Queen Elizabeth 2 Hospital  for treatment and received several stitches for the injuries.

He said the suspect was apprehended by passers-by and handed over to the police.

Chandra said the suspect was believed to be under the influence of alcohol when he attacked the woman, believed out of jealousy. Both of them were without personal documents, he added.

– Bernama

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