KULAI: Police here have arrested a man on Sunday (March 7) for allegedly stabbing a 78-year-old man with a knife in Taman Kota Kulai near here.
Kulai OCPD Supt Tok Beng Yeow said the suspect was arrested at around 4.15pm while he was sitting at the five-foot way of a shop in the neighbourhood at Jalan Pinang 1.
He said a fight erupted earlier between the 35-year old suspect and the 78-year old victim at around 3.55pm at a homestay.
“The suspect stabbed the victim using a knife and fled the crime scene after the incident, ’’ Supt Tok said in a statement on Monday (March 8)
He said an investigation by the forensic team from the Johor police contingent, who arrived at the crime scene, showed there were stab wounds at the victim’s stomach.
Supt Tok added that the police seized the knife used by the suspect to stab the victim, adding that the suspect has two priors, including drug-related offences.
“We believe the suspect was under the influence of alcohol when he committed the crime, ’’ he said, adding police also obtained the CCTV recordings from the homestay to assist the investigation.
Supt Tok said the suspect has been remanded for seven days by the Kulai Magistrate's Court from March 8, and the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.