KUALA LUMPUR: A scrap metal worker was killed while asleep and his mother was injured when four armed men attacked them at their flat in Jalan Tun Razak here.
The dead man was identified as V. Victor Prabagaran, 23, while his adoptive mother E. Velliamah, 50, received six stitches for injuries on her forehead.
Velliamah, who was awakened by someone knocking at their door on the third floor of the Pekeliling Flat at about 5.30am, saw four men standing outside.
Her son S. Muniandy said his mother refused to let them in.
“But they managed to open the unlocked gate and stormed into the flat. They pushed my mother onto the floor before punching and kicking her.
“When the men walked into Victor’s room, my mother dashed out from the flat but two of them gave chase.
“They managed to grab hold of my mother by a river about 10m away and repeatedly hit her head against a pillar before fleeing,” he said, adding that Victor was found dead in the flat.
Sentul OCPD Asst Comm A. Thaiveegan said police were investigating the case from various angles but have excluded gangsterism.
“We are looking for two men in our investigations into the murder. No arrests have been made so far,” he added.
In an unrelated incident, police arrested three men and seized 40 slot machines in separate raids in Taman Jinjang Baru on Saturday evening.
ACP Thaiveegan said during the first raid, a team from the Jinjang police station detained two men, aged 22 and 40, following the recovery of 16 gaming machines at a shop there.
“The team later went to another place nearby, where they seized 24 machines and detained a 62-year-old caretaker to help in investigations,” he said, adding that the seized items were worth about RM80,000.