PETALING JAYA: Police are debunking a viral message that claims three men in Jeram, Selangor, were attacked because of an argument over early-morning azan (call to prayer).
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat (pic) said the case was actually caused by an argument between two groups.
"At 2am Friday (Aug 31), a group of men were eating at a stall when they saw another group racing their motorcycles nearby.
"The first group scolded the motorcyclists who then left the area," he said when contacted on Sunday.
The second group, comprising four men armed with machetes, returned around 5am wearing masks and attacked the first group who were still at the stall.
SAC Fadzil said everyone in the first group managed to run away except one man, 35, who was disabled.
"He was slashed on his left arm and was rushed to Sungai Buloh Hospital for treatment," he said.
Police arrested three of the attackers, aged 16 to 22, around 1am on Sunday.
They have been remanded until Sept 6.
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