Jobless man held over kin’s stabbing case

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  • Saturday, 26 Nov 2016

BALIK PULAU: Police picked up a 27-year-old man for allegedly stabbing his brother-in-law in the abdomen and shoulder with a sharp iron rod in Kampung Nelayan, Teluk Bahang.

Balik Pulau Deputy OCPD Deputy Supt Siti Nor Salawati Saad said the man was picked up in Butterworth at 12.53am yesterday.

“Initial investigation showed the unemployed man has three criminal records.

“We are investigating the case under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder,” she said.

On Tuesday, a 31-year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen and shoulder following an argument with the suspect at about 8.45pm.

The argument started after the suspect showed up late to babysit the children of the victim who was running late for his night shift duty.

The victim’s 64-year-old mother saw the two arguing and walked towards them to see what was happening.

She then saw her son bleeding and quickly shouted for help. The victim was subsequently rushed to the Penang Hospital and admitted.

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