A police corporal and a Vietnamese woman were found dead with gunshot wounds in a room of a flat in Cheras yesterday morning.
Updated: Police say results of a post-mortem and gunshot residue tests reveal the couple’s deaths were the result of a double suicide and not a murder-suicide incident as previously thought.
The 25-year-old police corporal was attached to a special integrated investigation team in Bukit Aman while details of the woman, said to be in her 20s, were not immediately available.
The deaths are believed to be the result of a murder-suicide.
According to Cheras police chief Assistant Commissioner Chong Kok Sin, the two bodies were found inside a room of a first-floor flat in a four-storey building in Taman Cantik, Cheras.
The policeman’s brother made the discovery when he went to the flat after attempts to contact him failed. The bodies w3ere found on the bloodstained floor of the room at 11am.
“The brother then alerted the police,” Chong said.
He added that a Steyr M6 gun issued by the police force was found in the woman’s hand.
Investigations were under way to ascertain the motive behind the shooting.
“We are also trying to find out how the woman was related to the man,” he said.
The couple were believed to have moved into the rented property two months ago.
City police chief Datuk Amar Singh said gunshots wound were found on the heads and bodies of the deceased.
The remains were sent to the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital for post-mortem.