Cook beaten to death over RM500 debt

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 08 Nov 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: A cook from India was beaten to death by his fellow countryman for allegedly not paying a debt of RM500 in an incident in Jalan Tun Sambanthan here on Saturday.

The body of Hukumdev Sah Raghunath Sah, 39, was found in the restaurant's toilet, which was locked from outside.

Brickfields police chief ACP Muhammad Azlee Abdullah said no stab wound was found on the body in the 1.50pm incident.

"A man of Indian national, in his 20s, was arrested in a nearby shop in connection with the incident. 

"Initial investigation found that the victim owed the suspect RM500 and refused to repay the debt, hence causing a fight between them," he told reporters here.

In the incident, the suspect was said to have punched the victim on the face and chest, which caused the latter to pass out, before dragging him into the toilet and locked the door. - Bernama

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