Man dead in attack at Johor Baru petrol station


JOHOR BARU:  A brazen attack by four men at a busy petrol station here left a man dead along Jalan Sri Pelangi in Taman Pelangi here.

The deceased, believed to be in his 30’s, had parked his Volkswagen Polo at the petrol station to check his tyres when the suspects, who came in a white BMW car, went to him and immediately attacked him in the 7.30pm incident Sunday (Dec 17).

“A foreign woman, who claimed to be the victim’s wife, was inside the vehicle and she immediately ran for help,” Johor police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said at the scene.

He said one of the suspects then tried to pull the victim into their car but he put up a fight.

“While he was struggling with the suspects, one of them stabbed him on the left chest causing him to collapse on the road," he said.

The suspects ran over the deceased's body twice before fleeing the scene.

Mohd Khalil said the suspects threw some firecrackers before leaving the petrol station.

He said police have recorded a statement from the woman.

Police have launched an operation to find the suspects and the vehicle used in the attack.

Police have classified the case as murder. Those with information can contact the state police hotline at 07-2212999.

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