SEGAMAT: A brawl between two groups of foreign labourers in Taman Kenari, Bukit Siput here led to the stabbing of a Bangladeshi man and the death of his friend, also a Bangladeshi, who was rammed by a car.
It all started when a 44-year-old Bangladesh national ticked off his workmate, an Indonesian man, for speaking loudly on the phone and disturbing their sleep in a workers’ enclave at around 10.55pm on Tuesday (Nov 3).
Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said after their heated exchange, the Indonesian man rallied some of his friends and attacked the victim and his friends.
“A fight broke out, and one of the suspects got into a car and rammed the victim head-on, causing his death.
“Other suspects stabbed another Bangladesh national with a vegetable knife, while another victim was bashed in the head with a rock,” he said in a press conference here on Thursday (Oct 5).
The injured victims were sent to the hospital for treatment, he added.
Comm Ayob Khan said following the incident, police arrested seven Indonesians and one Myanmar national, aged 29 to 53.
They have been placed under remand for three days until Nov 8.
“We also found a silver Proton Gen2 at a construction site, believed to be used to ram the deceased victim.
“We are looking for the main suspect in the incident, a 25-year-old Indonesian man named Amir, who is still at large,” he said, adding that the suspect had tanned skin and was about 165cm tall.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder and Section 324 of of the same Code for voluntarily causing hurt with dangerous weapons or means.
He urged those with information on the incident to call the Johor police hotline at 07-221 2999 or by going to the nearest police station.