IPOH: A 29-year-old man was found dead while two others sustained serious injuries after a fight among several people at a construction site in Langkap, near Teluk Intan.
Hilir Perak OCPD Asst Comm Ahmad Adnan Basri said the victim, an unemployed man from Kampar, and three friends were drinking at a shop near the site in Taman Desa Maju Perak at about 9pm on Thursday (May 13) when the incident happened.
He said police received a call from the public about a body with slash wounds being seen near some bushes in the area.
“When police arrived, they found the body, with the right arm almost severed, covered in blood," he added.
ACP Ahmad Adnan said investigation revealed that a fight had occurred at a row of shops about 100m from the housing construction site.
“The victim was drinking with three friends when eight people in two vehicles arrived and started to attack the victim and his friends.
"The victim and his friends tried to flee but the group ran after them with a parang."
He said two of the friends aged 25 and 19 were injured in the commotion.
"One of them sustained injuries to three of his fingers while another was slashed on his arm," he said, adding that the two were rushed to the hospital.
"The victim had run into the bushes at the construction site where he was slashed," said ACP Ahmad Adnan.
The police, he said, is carrying further investigation to track down the eight suspects.
Those with information on the case can call ASP Hamzanni at 05-629 9222.
The case is being probed under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.