Not your average squabbles


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  • Sunday, 26 Apr 2020

IPOH: These are almost lethal sibling squabbles.

In the first case, a 38-year-old man was slashed by his brother after an argument between them escalated at the victim’s house in Kota Setia, near Teluk Intan.

Perak Tengah OCPD Supt Barudin Wariso said the mechanic was slashed five times by his 42-year-old brother and suffered injuries on his left thumb, left arm, left leg and back during the incident on Friday at about 7pm.

“The elder brother had scolded their mother until she cried, which sparked off the argument.

“As things got heated, the 42-year-old brother took out a machete and began slashing his sibling,” he said.

The younger sibling underwent a minor surgery on his thumb at Hospital Teluk Intan.

Supt Barudin said the case would be investigated under Section 326 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing grievous hurt using dangerous weapons that could cause death.

“The suspect has fled and we are now hunting for him,” he added.

In another incident, a 32-year-old food seller flew into a rage after his sleep was disturbed when his 19-year-old sister swept the floor in the living room where he was sleeping on Friday at about 2.40pm.

Supt Barudin said another younger sister, aged 15, then tried to stop the brother from hitting their sibling.

“Both ran out from the shophouse, with the brother hot on their heels with a broom.

“He hit the younger girl on her buttock three times while the elder sister was hit hard on the knee,” he said in a statement about the attack in Kampung Gajah, 62km from here.

He said their mother then reprimanded the man but she was threatened instead.

“He picked up a hoe and aimed it at the mother, threatening to hit her.

“He also picked up a chair and wanted to throw it at them but he put it down,” Supt Barudin said, adding that the man had two drug-related cases.

“The girls suffered some bruises but are otherwise fine, while the man was arrested and remanded.

“The case is being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means,” he added.

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