KUALA LUMPUR - A Sri Lankan national who had recently graduated from college, was found dead in a condominium here, in what is believed to be a sex act gone wrong.
Acting city CID chief Asst Comm Khairi Ahrasa said the 34-year-old had been dead between four and seven days when he was found on Tuesday at the condominium in Taman Abadi Indah.
A friend of the Sri Lankan had sought help from a security guard when he was unable to enter the condominium unit.
According to ACP Khairi, the friend was unable to enter the unit because he had left his keys with someone else.
"They went into the unit after breaking the door lock and were greeted by a stench coming from the bedroom.
"The victim was found sprawled half-naked on his bed," ACP Khairi told reporters on Wednesday.
He added that police have classified the case as murder.
"There were signs of struggle in the unit. Whoever was here at the time of the murder had rummaged through his belongings," ACP Khairi.
Police retrieved a Sony mobile phone, drug paraphernalia, lubricant and sex toys from the scene.
"Based on these findings, we believe that the victim may have been involved in same-sex activities," said ACP Khairi.
"We are waiting for the post-mortem results to ascertain whether he was killed using a sharp object. However, no weapon was found at the site," he added.
ACP Khairi said the victim had recently graduated from a local college and had been living on his own, adding that he used to share the unit with three men - a German, a Pole and another Sri Lankan.
"All, with exception of the Polish man, have long left the country. "
ACP Khairi said police were looking for the Polish roommate to assist in the investigation.
"We have reviewed a CCTV recording of the suspect and will be releasing a photofit of him," said ACP Khairi.
He also said another man, aged between 32 and 33, had been arrested in connection with the murder.