Bangladeshi charged with gruesome murder of wife who was found dismembered in luggage bags

KUALA LUMPUR: A 37-year-old Bangladeshi man was charged with the murder of his wife, who was found dead and stuffed in two luggage bags near the Putra World Trade Centre last month.

Janitor Md Shahzada Saju nodded his head when the charge against him was read out in front of magistrate Siti Radziah Kamarudin, however, no plea was recorded.

According to the court, the accused was charged with the murder of his wife Sajeda-e Bulbul, also a Bangladeshi, at 98C Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah between 4.15am on July 3 and 3.16am on July 5.

He was represented by lawyer Leonard Anselm Gomes and was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code and faces the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

The court fixed Oct 8 for mention.

On July 5, the body which was severed into six parts was found stuffed into two luggage bags on the riverbank of Sungai Gombak near the Putra World Trade Centre.

The gruesome scene was discovered by a city council worker who was watering plants nearby and spotted a foot sticking out of one of the bags.

The body parts were wrapped in black plastic bags that were then stuffed into the luggage bags.