Case of assaulted security guard reclassified as murder after victim dies, say Perak cops


IPOH: Perak police have reclassified the case of a security guard who was assaulted by a homestay guest at a condominium here last year as murder following his death on Friday (Aug 27).

Perak police chief Datuk Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid (pic) said the police had suggested a heavier charge against the suspect to the deputy public prosecutor’s office on Monday (Aug 30).

“We are waiting for further instructions from the prosecutor’s office.

“We view criminal activities seriously, and stern action will be taken in a fair and transparent manner against individuals or groups for disturbing the peace and safety of the people,” he added.

The case was initially investigated under Section 335 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing grievous hurt on grave and sudden provocation but has now been reclassified under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

Comm Mior Faridalathrash advised the public not to speculate in relation to the case, so as to prevent causing anxiety and anger within the community.

The 64-year-old security guard died at his house on Friday, and the post-mortem found that he had died due to sepsis, caused by infection in his lungs.

It was reported that the security guard had sustained head injuries during the Dec 29 incident after being assaulted by the guest following an argument.

The security guard was found by a worker at the condominium, bleeding from his head and was rushed to the Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun in a semi-conscious state.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

LHDN appoints Mohd Nizom as new CEO
Melaka polls: Umno to discuss candidates with Zahid after launch of BN machinery, says Ab Rauf
Prophet Muhammad teaches people to remain united regardless of their backgrounds, says Ismail Sabri
Sultan Nazrin calls on scholars, leaders to work together to fight corruption
Covid-19: 2.8% from 5,434 new cases in Categories 3, 4 and 5, says Health DG
Orang Asli settlement in Lipis under EMCO from Oct 20 to Nov 2
Let's work towards improving all aspects of our daily lives, says Dr Wee in conjunction with Maulidur Rasul
Second water treatment plant expected to solve water supply issue in Pitas, says Mahdzir
Malaysia to work with Indonesia on mutual recognition of vaccine certificates, says Saifuddin
Woman's dream of extra income dashed as scammer fleeces her of RM41,000

Others Also Read


Vouchers