Selangor police chief Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said the police received a report from a man believed to be owner of the house on Sunday regarding the discovery of the body
Investigations revealed that the complainant rented out his house to two foreign men for two years from August 2019 to October 2021, reported the New Straits Times.
Before renting the house out to a new tenant, he inspected the house and discovered a section of the bathroom was sealed up with cement.
When he asked the two tenants about it, they explained that water dripping from decomposing rats in the wall was leaking into the water reservoir, which prompted them to fix it by cementing and covering it.
The owner then proceeded to rent the house out to other tenants without any suspicion.
The body was discovered after the owner started roof repair work at the house last month, more than two years after the foreign men moved out.