PETALING JAYA: A viral message circulating on social media claiming that the suspects involved in the murder of a man in a petrol station in Johor have been arrested is fake.
The viral post claimed that the assailants in a white BMW bearing the number plate WB79L were arrested 40 minutes after the incident.
The post also featured a picture of two men in handcuffs, one with a green t-shirt and the other in yellow t-shirt, sitting in a police station.
It also praised the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) for its fast action in arresting the suspects.
Johor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Azman Ayob has confirmed that the viral message of the arrest being circulated is fake news, China Press reported.
On Sunday (Dec 17), the victim, believed to be a businessman in his 30s, had parked his Volkswagen Polo at the petrol station to check his tyres when four suspects, who came in a white BMW, got out and immediately attacked him.
The victim was stabbed in the chest and was run over by the BMW twice.
The suspects then threw firecrackers on the ground before fleeing the scene.
Earlier Monday, SAC Azman urged the public to stop circulating incorrect and inaccurate information online as this may jeopardise the ongoing investigation.