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Sunday November 3, 2013 MYT 12:03:00 PM
Sunday November 3, 2013 MYT 5:09:44 PM
GEORGE TOWN: A foreign worker, believed to be a Myanmar national, survived after being stabbed repeatedly in the stomach and was shoved into the sea at Tan Jetty in Weld Quay here.
The victim, in his 20s, even managed to swim back to the shore despite with his horrific wounds, which left some of his intestines exposed.
He was immediately rushed to the Penang Hospital for treatment after the incident at about 10pm on Saturday.
It is believed that he was relaxing by the jetty alone when two men assaulted him with a knife.
The weapon was recovered from the scene of the crime.
The determined man then swam back to the shore and called for help from nearby residents.
George Town deputy OCPD Supt Ismail Toh Paduka Idris said the victim was found without any identification documents.
“He is still in critical condition and doctor has to operate on him. We have yet to record any statement,” he said.
He said police were investigating the case under Section 326 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt with dangerous weapons.
“We’re are still investigating the motive behind the attack. There are no other leads so far,” he said.
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Crime, Stabbing, Myanmar national, Penang
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