In MELAKA, a post-mortem report has revealed that the Indonesian maid whose body was ferried in a car from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur, was bludgeoned to death.
According to the report, a blunt object was used to inflict the fatal injuries on the victim's chest and abdomen.
The police have classified the case as murder.
Melaka Tengah police chief ACP Salehhudin Abd Rahman said the victim, identified as Nurul Aida, 31, had been working for her employer in Taman Peringgit Jaya here, since last September.
He told a news conference today that the woman from Bokak, Indonesia, had entered the country legally but her passport expired last year.
He said the police had obtained a seven-day remand order to detain nine people, including the maid's employer and wife.