The body of a man discovered in the middle of Jalan Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur on Thursday morning, 19 November, was found with multiple stab wounds
According to Malay Mail, Brickfields police chief ACP Zairulnizam Mohd Zainuddin @ Hilmi said the forensics team found several lacerations on his body, including deep gashes to his neck, chest, right arm, and groin area.
The police said they received a call alerting them of the body by a member of the public at 5.38am.
"A team of policemen rushed to the scene where they discovered the victim was already dead," he said in a statement, as quoted by New Straits Times.
The man is believed to be in his 30s and had no form of identification on him.
Zairulnizam confirmed that the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder
"The police are currently conducting investigations to establish a possible motive and trace the victim's next of kin, while carrying out background checks," he said in a statement yesterday.
The body has been sent to Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) for post-mortem examination.
The gruesome discovery caused temporary traffic congestion along Jalan Bangsar yesterday morning as a section of the road was sealed off to facilitate crime scene investigation
The Brickfields police chief has also urged members of the public with any credible information to head to the nearest police station or contact them at +603-22979222.