UTAR Student Raped, Sodomised and Strangled to Death

3 August 2007

A business administration student studying at the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Sungai Long branch, has been found raped and strangled in her Bandar Mahkota house in Cheras. Her body was found lying on her bed half naked and her hands tied behind her back.

Tang Lai Meng was wearing only a t-shirt and a pillowcase was wrapped around her neck. The victim, who was from Taman Wang, Menglembu in Ipoh, Perak, was discovered by a police team at noon who responded to a phone call from a neighbour. The neighbour was walking along the back alley of the terrace house in Jalan Putera 4/1 of Bandar Mahkota at around 11am yesterday when he noticed that the bottom of the back door grille was prised open and some window panes removed. Thinking it could be a burglary case, he informed the police. Police found that the front door and grille were unlocked.

Police believe that Lai Meng had been raped, sodomised and strangled to death with the pillow case. Her wallet was missing. A relative also reported that the victim’s car was also missing. Several different fingerprints were found in the house, suggesting that there was more than one person involved.

Lai Meng’s father, Tang Ah Weng, aged 46, only knew of her daughter’s death when a policeman went to his restaurant in Bandar Baru Menglembu in Ipoh. His relatives had called the Kajang police station and learnt of the murder. Tang had last seen his daughter on 22 July 2007 when she went back to her hometown to collect her examination results from Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman in Kampar. She had just completed a business administration diploma course there.

The body has been sent to the Serdang Hospital for a post-mortem.

Police are now looking for a woman in her 30s and a man in a silver Proton Waja who frequently visit the victim’s house.

The Star Online – Utar student found strangled

New Straits Times – University student raped and murdered in house

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