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Wednesday August 6, 2014 MYT 4:41:00 PM
Wednesday August 6, 2014 MYT 4:52:04 PM
by sharon ling
Police lifting one of the bodies onto stretcher.
KUCHING: Two British medical students were stabbed to death after an early morning quarrel with four local men at Abell Road here.
The victims, both male aged 22 and 23, were found lying in the road at about 4.15am Wednesday with stab wounds in the chest and back.
According to initial investigations, a quarrel had taken place between the students and the locals while both parties were drinking at a pub.
Sarawak Deputy Commissioner of Police DCP Datuk Dr Chai Khin Chung said both groups had been drinking at different pubs earlier before coming across each other.
He said when the students left the pub, the suspects pursued them in a car and one of them got out and attacked the victims.
Police arrived at the scene after receiving a call from a restaurant worker who witnessed the incident.
At 6am, police arrested three of the suspects at their homes and seized the car, a knife and other exhibits to assist in the investigation.
"We are looking for the fourth suspect.
The main suspect, aged 23, is in custody," DCP Chai told a press conference at state police headquarters Wednesday.
He added that the victims had arrived here in June to undergo practical training at a local hospital and were due to return to Britain later this month.
He also said police considered the case solved following the arrests and recovery of exhibits.
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