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Police are investigating what happened in the hotel room Zulfarhan and his perpetrators had occupied days before his death. — Picture by Azinuddin GhazaliPolice are investigating what happened in the hotel room Zulfarhan and his perpetrators had occupied days before his death. — Picture by Azinuddin Ghazali

KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 — A budget hotel in Bangi has come into the mix in the murder of navy cadet officer Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain.

It is unclear:

  • When and why he was taken to Lanai Bangi hotel.
  • What happened in Seroja 3 deluxe room. Was it to hide him and his injuries or to punish him further?

The culprits seemed to have picked the right time to stay there as their movements went almost unnoticed during the busy start of  Ramadan. 

Investigators took fingerprints, parts of a mattress, hair specimen and the guest register on Friday. 

They were disappointed when told a blood-stained white bedsheet was thrown out with other trash.

Indonesian housekeeper Misnah, 28, said she noticed the soiled bedsheet when she went to clean the room.

“But as it has happened with sick or injured guests, we threw the sheet without thinking much of it,” she said. 

Misnah, who cleaned the room after the guests had checked out, said it was not messy. 

Frontdesk staff Ammar Muhtadi Hamdan, a 20-year-old engineering student, said police had questioned all employees. 

He said police asked about the appearances of the room guests and if they had caused trouble during their stay.  

The room is now a crime scene and will not be let out to guests.

The hotel in Jalan Makmur opened some 10 years ago and is popular among families visiting loved ones studying in colleges and universities nearby.

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