November 27, 2020 | News | No Comments
A 21-year-old Malaysian was brutally killed at the Taman Intan Baiduri People’s Housing Project (PPR) in Kepong on Wednesday, 25 November
According to China Press, the deceased, who hails from Selayang, had gone to work to set up tents at the PPR at 8am as usual. The victim’s family said he had only started working in the tent construction service three months ago.
It was learnt that the young man then went to Block E of the housing project to buy some food soon after he arrived.
According to initial investigations, two men were seen on a motorcycle driving up to the block and one of them disembarked to immediately slash the victim at the neck with a sharp weapon.
Sentul district police chief ACP Beh Eng Lai told reporters at the crime scene that the victim managed to run about 200 metres away to find help before he fell to the ground and died
New Straits Times reported that his body was only discovered by a passer-by at around 10am.
Beh said the police did not find the murder weapon at the location but they have arrested a 25-year-old suspect to aid with the investigation.
The police chief declined to disclose details of the relationship between the arrested suspect and the victim.
Beh also said the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder but the police are still trying to establish the motive for the attack
He added that the deceased’s body has been sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a post-mortem.
Meanwhile, according to China Press, the victim’s family were shocked and saddened to learn of the situation after arriving at the scene.
They told the police in initial interrogations that they were uncertain if the victim was involved in any feuds or had difficulty settling any financial debts.