JERTIH (Bernama): Angry at having his sleep disturbed, a jobless man stabbed an imam who was reading the Quran over the loudspeaker.
In the incident at the Kampung Apal Mosque at 6.30am Sunday (May 12), the victim Mohd Amin Md Nor, 37, was injured on the left chest and required seven stitches.
Besut district police chief Supt Mohd Zamri Mohd Rowi said the 23-year-old man tested positive for methamphetamine and admitted to stabbing the victim.
‘'The suspect suddenly came from behind and stabbed the victim in the chest.
"The suspect admitted that he stabbed the imam because he was unhappy with the victim for using the loudspeaker," Supt Mohd Zamri said in a statement.
He said the suspect's house was about 100m from the mosque and there were two other worshippers in the mosque during the incident.
He said the victim was an imam at the Rantau Petronas Surau in Kerteh, Kemaman and had returned to Besut after his father's death on Friday (May 10).
The suspect was arrested and taken to court for a remand order.
The case is being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code. - Bernama