JOHOR BARU: A 21-year-old man was slashed to death while his 20-year-old friend was injured after being attacked by a group of 10 men at a playground in Kangkar Pulai early Saturday (Aug 10) morning.
Iskandar Puteri OCPD Asst Comm Dzulkhairi Mukhtar said the victims were drinking alcohol at the playground with three other men when they were attacked at about 1am Saturday.
"According to an eyewitness, the victims were drinking with three other men at the location when 10 unknown men came with parang and attacked the victims.
"The deceased was first hit on the head and hands but managed to run for about 30 metres before he was slashed to death, " he said in a statement Saturday.
He added that an ambulance arrived at the scene about 10 minutes later and rushed the victims to the hospital.
"The deceased died upon arriving at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital while his injured friend is still being treated at the same hospital, " he said, adding that the latter had suffered injuries in his left shoulder.
He said the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder, which carries the death penalty.
"At the moment, four suspects aged between 18 and 25 have been arrested to assist in investigations, " he added.