KUALA TERENGGANU: Police have detained two men in connection with the murder of 34-year-old Mohd Sukri Hussin, who was allegedly stabbed by his future brother-in-law.
Terengganu CID chief Asst Comm Wan Abd Aziz Wan Hamzah said police arrested the suspect’s 27-year-old friend, who had driven the getaway car, and his 55-year-old uncle who was supposed to hide the vehicle.
They have been remanded for seven days.
ACP Wan Abd Aziz said the driver, who is from Kampung Dusun Tembakau, was detained at 4.30pm on Sunday after police raided a house in Kampung Buluh Gading here.
“We retrieved the car next to a cowshed in Kampung Dusun Tembakau,” he said, adding that police had intensified the search for the 29-year-old suspect from Kampung Baloh Manir here.
The victim’s sister, who was to be married to the murder suspect, and other members of her family are said to have witnessed the stabbing at the carpark of the State Religious Department earlier in the day.
The family had come from Kelantan to verify that the husband-to-be was a bachelor as he had claimed.
However, they were shocked as department records showed that he had married a 24-year-old woman six years ago.
Mohd Sukri, a Kelantan Road Transport Department worker, and the man started to argue in the car park. As the quarrel grew more heated, the suspect allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed him.
Police arrived to find the victim in a pool of blood with six stab wounds to the neck and chest.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
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