JOHOR BARU: A 20-year-old man paid the ultimate price for being greedy when he got beaten to death after stealing money from his own online gambling syndicate.
Johor Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Asst Comm Kamaluddin Kassim said the man’s body was dumped at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital at around 6.30pm on Sunday.
He said initial information showed that the body was left beside the road near Taman Perling before it was dumped at the hospital.
“We have set up a taskforce to investigate the case and we have arrested three men, aged between 25 and 31,” he said.
The men were arrested in Skudai between 1am and 2am yesterday.
“We also seized a Proton Inspira allegedly used by the suspects to send the body to the hospital, three mobile phones and a rotan believed to be used as the weapon,” he said in a statement here yesterday.
SAC Kamaluddin said initial checks showed that the man had died from serious injuries on his arms and legs as well as on his body as a result of being hit with a blunt object.
“Police believe that the motive behind the murder results from the victim swindling between RM40,000 and RM50,000 from a syndicate’s illegal online gambling activities,” he said.
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