IPOH: A 34-year-old man was found slashed to death near a temple in Tanjung Rambutan.
The man, wanted by police for a slashing case in November, was found with multiple slash wounds on his body and arm at about 11.30am yesterday.
Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said the victim was believed to have confronted a group of men near the temple at about 7.30pm on Thursday.
“Investigation showed that he was unhappy with the group because his younger brother was arrested in relation to the slashing case in November.
“An argument then broke out and he tried to escape but fell. He was slashed on his back and arm. One of his wrists was almost severed.
“We also recovered a 0.6m machete at the scene, ” he told reporters near the crime scene yesterday.
ACP Asmadi said the victim had 12 prior cases, including for murder.
He said the victim had confronted the group by himself.
“We’ve identified those involved and are now trying to locate them.
“We hope those with information of the incident can come forward to the nearest police station, ” he said.
On the slashing case in November, ACP Asmadi said seven people were arrested.
He said two people had been charged and one man was referred to the Immigration Department.
“Three others have been given police bail and will be witnesses to the incident, ” he added.