ISKANDAR PUTERI: The police are on the hunt for seven individuals to help investigations into the murder of a 20-year-old man who was hacked to death with a parang at a playground in Kangkar Pulai, on Aug 10.
Iskandar Puteri OCPD Asst Comm Dzulkhairi Mukhtar said the men, aged between 21 and 29, are among 18 suspects, who police believed were involved in the murder.
We have already arrested 11 men, aged between 17 and 32, at different locations in Johor and Selangor, he said.
“These arrests were made within two weeks of the incident and we are still looking for the remaining seven, ” he said at a press conference at the Iskandar Puteri district police headquarters here on Monday (Oct 21).
The victim was attacked by a group of men at about 12.50am at the playground at Jalan Meranti 13, Taman Sri Pulai here.
The deceased had been drinking alcohol at the scene, with three other friends, when the group arrived.
He suffered serious injuries after being slashed and died at the scene while his friends managed to flee.
ACP Dzulkhairi added police believe this was a revenge killing.
The seven of the 11 arrested had previous criminal records while eight tested positive for drugs.
He said those sought included R. Vinod Kumar, 27, D. Buvandren, 28; P. Saarvin, 22; K. Puvanneswaran, 21 and S. Prasan, 22, who are all from Johor Baru.
Two other suspects are M. Magenderan, 25, from Selangor and S. Pravinraj, 29, from Penang.
ACP Dzulkhairi said those with information about their whereabouts should contact the nearest police stations or call investigation officer Asst Supt Zahari Idris at 013-7879007 or call Bilik Gerakan IPD Iskandar Puteri at 07-5113622.