JB cops arrest man who allegedly cut victim in pay dispute

JOHOR BARU: A differently-abled man has been arrested over an investigation into a quarrel that led to a man suffering injuries at Jalan Pertanian 26, Taman Universiti, Skudai, here.

Johor Baru North acting OCPD Supt Fariz Ammar Abdullah said the incident occurred 10.56pm on Friday (March 1) after the victim, a 45-year-old man, was found covered in blood.

"The victim was a lorry driver who suffered multiple injuries to his hands, face, and ears believed to have been caused by a sharp object.

"The suspect, a 26-year-old man, was apprehended at 12.15am on Saturday (April 1) at his house in Taman Universiti," he said in a statement.

Supt Fariz added that investigations revealed that the suspect, who is speech- and hearing-impaired, attacked the victim after he was not paid his salary.

"The suspect was formerly employed by the victim as a driver.

"A background check revealed that the suspect has a prior criminal record involving drugs and other crimes," he said, adding that the suspect has been remanded until April 3.

Police also confiscated the clothing the suspect was wearing during the incident.

The victim is being treated at Sultanah Aminah Hospital.

The case is being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt.

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