BENTONG: In a scene reminiscent of the infamous boxing match between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, a death row inmate grew aggressive and bit off his prison warden's ear.
Bentong OCPD Supt Mohamad Mansor Mohamad Nor said the prisoner, a foreigner who was found guilty of a drug offence, was in the midst of being transported to a different block when he grew aggressive and started to attack a prison chief inspector at around 2.05pm on Wednesday.
"The warden and three others with him, including the chief inspector, tried to restrain the prisoner but he proved too strong for them and ended up punching one of the wardens, causing him to fall to the floor," he said.
The prisoner then pinned down the warden and bit off his left earlobe before the others managed stop him.
They then proceeded to take the prisoner to the destined block.
The injured warden was later brought to Hospital Temerloh for treatment and lodged a report at the Lurah Bilut police station afterwards.
It is learnt that the prisoner had earlier refused to be taken to the other block when the prison officer and wardens came to his cell.
The wardens proceeded to handcuff the prisoner, which inflamed him and led to his aggression.
The prisoner was sentenced to death in 2005 after he was found guilty of drug dealing under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act.