PENDANG (Bernama): A 39-year-old man died in front of a house in Kampung Haji Bunga, Mukim Air Puteh, after allegedly being hit by a car driven by his younger brother.
Pendang district police chief DSP Arriz Sham Hamezah said the incident occurred at 8.30pm on Thursday (March 7), after the victim ran amok with a parang because he wanted money.
"His mother and younger sister, who were in the house at the time, locked themselves in a room out of fear. But when he started banging on the door, his sister opened it, and his mother handed him RM50. He left after that," said DSP Arriz when contacted on Friday (March 8).
The mother then called her 33-year-old son, who is the suspect, to tell him that his brother had gone berserk.
Suddenly, a loud crash was heard outside the house and the victim was seen lying on the ground in front of a white car with the suspect behind the wheel.
"The suspect ran away to a Malaysian Civil Defence Force post behind the house," said DSP Arriz, but around 9.45pm the same night, he came to the Pendang police headquarters to file a report, claiming it was an accident.
"Initial investigations indicate, however, that the victim was knocked down deliberately because there are no skid marks at the scene," he said.
A post-mortem of the victim, who died on the spot, is being carried out at Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah in Alor Setar.
The victim had 12 criminal records related to drugs and crime, including robbery.
The suspect is being remanded for seven days for investigations under Section 302 of the Penal Code. - Bernama