Yesterday (4 July), a man who was caught on camera riding a motorcycle naked was arrested as a suspect in a murder case.
In a statement, Johor Bahru Selatan district police chief ACP Raub Selamat said the police received a report from the public regarding 2 dead bodies at around 12.42 pm.
The 2 victims include a 26-year-old woman and a two-month-old baby boy, and they were found in a house in Kampung Bakar Batu, Johor Bahru.
According to another public tip-off, a 24-year-old man was arrested at 2.45 pm in Permas Jaya. The police also seized a cleaver and a red motorcycle during the arrest.
Meanwhile, Raub Selamat also confirmed that the naked man, who was caught in the video that went viral online, was caught naked.
On the same day, a Facebook user uploaded a 15-second recording that showed the man riding a red motorcycle naked on a highway.
The video quickly went viral with netizens being shocked at the unusual sight on the road.
Unfortunately, the police believe that the man was attempting to flee after murdering his wife and child.
According to Harian Metro, the 24-year-old suspect is the husband and father of the deceased, who were found in their family home with slash wounds to their necks.
Speaking to the Malay daily, the victim’s father said that he was shocked by the incident as his daughter and her husband have always been on good terms.
He said that they are even expecting to hold their wedding reception this month on 24 July after having it postponed since they were married last year due to the Movement Control Order (MCO).
“My daughter and my son-in-law are good kids. They have no problems. I’ve never heard them fight,” the father said, adding that his son-in-law has never had a bad temper.
“It’s just that lately, I know my son-in-law doesn’t have a stable job after quitting his work a few months ago. Maybe he has problems at the work place.”
He also revealed that his son-in-law has been doing part-time work and the couple have never complained of financial issues to the family.
Meanwhile, Raub Selamat said the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
He also urged those with any information about the incident to contact them at +607-218 2323 or investigation officer ASP Kathiresh Rajagopal at +6013-447 2909.