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Suitcase murder suspects in Bahrain arrested

Manama, August 6, 2014

Two people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a man, whose badly decomposed body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in Bahrain.

The Bangladeshi men were taken into custody yesterday (August 5), where they confessed to killing him over financial disputes, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.

They told police that they abducted the man, also Bangladeshi, killed him and stuffed him inside a suitcase, which they dumped at the under-construction Al Louzy housing project in Hamad Town.

The body was discovered by a passer-by who was alerted to its presence by a foul smell on Sunday - more than a month after he was killed.

"An investigation was launched after a case of a missing Asian was reported on June 16, in which the circumstances of the case and the identities of the suspects were revealed," said an Interior Ministry statement.

"Upon their arrest, the suspects highlighted that they kidnapped and murdered the victim over personal and financial dispute.

"They put the body in a large suitcase, moved it from Manama, buried it and covered it with cement and rocks in a deserted under-construction building.”

"The case has been referred to the Public Prosecution after legal procedures were finalised," the statement said.

This is the second time a body has been found stuffed inside a suitcase in Bahrain.

The remains of Bangladeshi Taher Antaz, 31, were found in a rubbish bin in Manama last April.

Antaz was tied up, gagged and hung from a ceiling fan at an apartment in Ras Ruman. His alleged killers, also Bangladeshi, are being tried for premeditated murder. - TradeArabia News Service

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