Cops arrest suspect for allegedly stabbing 78-year-old man in Johor

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.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Johor , Kulai , Stabbing , crime , homestay , Tok Beng Yeow


Next In Nation

Misguided Health Ministry article on sexual harassment comes under fire
Historical token shows Indian community's contribution to the rail sector
Expired social visitor pass holders who can't leave by April 21 can apply for special pass to extend stay, says Home Minister
Benefits of cabotage policy for submarine cable repairs outweigh shortcomings, says shipowners’ association
Upholding Jawi akin to upholding definition of Malays in Constitution, says PM
Wrap up by noon or break your fast here, judge tells Najib's defence
Sabah police to use preventive laws on masterminds behind water, power thefts
Melaka CM says grateful for his year in office
Eateries allowed to open until 6am during Ramadan, says Ismail Sabri
Muslims in Malaysia to begin Ramadan fast on Tuesday (April 13)

Stories You'll Enjoy