Jealous man stabs colleague who is close with employer

09 Jul 2023 09:35pm
Image for illustrative purposes only. – FILE PIX
Image for illustrative purposes only. – FILE PIX

KLUANG - A Myanmar man stabbed his fellow countryman to death using shears in an argument at their house in Jalan Renggam-Kluang last Friday.

Kluang district police chief Assistant Commissioner Bahrin Mohd Noh said that the incident allegedly happened as a result of the suspect feeling dissatisfied with the victim.

He said officers at the Kluang district police headquarters (IPD) received a call from Enche' Besar Hajjah Kalsom Hospital (HEBHK) at 12.55am informing them of the death of the victim in his 30s.

"Prior to that, the victim was sent to HEBHK by his friend after suffering injuries. As a result of a police investigation, they identified the location of the incident which was in a shared house in an eight-hectare farm.

"The suspect is a 27-year-old Myanmar man who works as a gardener with the victim," he said in a statement on Sunday.

Bahrin said according to the victim's wife, the suspect and her husband had a verbal argument at 7.40pm on Friday before a fight broke out.

"The suspect then stabbed the victim with shears until he was critically injured.

"The motive for the incident is believed to be caused by the suspect feeling dissatisfied with the victim's close relationship with the employer," he said.

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He said that a team of officers from the Kluang IPD Crime Division arrested the foreign man in his 30s at 5pm on Saturday.

"At 9pm on the same day, the police also arrested another foreign man in his 40s at a banana farm in Ladang Bukit Benut, Pontian.

"Two mobile phones were also seized from the two suspects. Kluang IPD is still tracking another main suspect who is still at large to help investigate this case," he said.

He added that the case is being investigated in accordance with Section 302 of the Penal Code and advises the public to always be cautious and share any information through 07 7784222 or direct line 07 7766822 or 014 3656822.

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