For most of us, Malaysia can be a fairly peaceful place. However, that peace was disrupted on 15th September in a quiet neighbourhood in Kuala Lumpur.
Local homeowners in Taman Aneka Baru, Klang heard a commotion happening early that morning. Many were later horrified to discover a fellow neighbour had been murdered in their neighbourhood. Things got worse when it was discovered that the incident may have been orchestrated by the man’s wife!
The incident occurred at 1:40am last Thursday in a single storey house in Taman Aneka Baru. Apparently, there had been a supposed break in by two men. At the time, they had supposedly told the wife to stay silent as they robbed her of her branded bags and RM40,000 in cash. The two thieves had later been picked up by a third member via a BMW sedan which was parked in front of the house.
After they had left, the wife supposedly discovered her husband’s dead body by the front door. He had allegedly been stabbed to death by the robbers. Her neighbours confirmed that they had heard her crying and shouting, claiming her husband was dead. The police were then called in to investigate.
The neighbours later added that they had heard the duo quarrelling that night. However, when they went to check on the couple afterwards, they were shocked to see the husband attempting to climb over the wall to safety. But, they had not gone out to help at the time, as they were worried about putting their children in danger.
Police confirmed that the victim had suffered fourteen stab wounds to various parts of his body. He had tried to flee by climbing over his neighbour’s wall. Unfortunately, he was too badly injured and later passed away. The victim was discovered to be Zou Tianxi (邹添喜), a 41-year-old car towman and auto parts salesman.
The truth about the issue later came to light when the police managed to find the CCTV’s memory card. Apparently, the wife had not only witnessed the murder, she had also aided and abetted the crime. CCTV footage showed her confirming her husband’s death before ordering the murderer to remove the CCTV memory card.
Police arrested the 37-year-old wife on the spot and later took the others into custody. The husband’s assailant was arrested in Sentul last night (18th September). He was reportedly caught while preparing to replace the rims of his getaway car, which supposedly still had bloodstains in it. Currently, the wife is suspected of orchestrating the murder in order to obtain her husband’s insurance money.
The incident left many stunned. The couple’s neighbours claimed that for as long as they knew the two, they had hardly argued. In fact, many viewed them as a loving couple. The couple also had three kids, however, the eldest child was reportedly not at home at the time of the incident.
Police are still investigating the case under Section 302 (murder), Section 395 (gang robbery) and Section 367 (kidnapping) of the Penal Code. The victim’s body has been sent for autopsy to the Shah Alam Hospital.