Bank branch manager killed by lone intruder, say Sibu police
SIBU, June 15 — Police believe a lone intruder killed the branch manager of a bank in a scuffle in his bedroom during a burglary attempt at about 1.30 am yesterday in Ulu Sungai Merah Road here, Sibu district police acting chief DSP Delly Beng said today.
This was based on the statement given by the widow of the dead man, Stephen Wong King Kui, 31, he told reporters after briefing State Minister of Local Government and Community Development Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh and Lanang MP Datuk Tiong Thai King on the case at the divisional police headquarters here.
“Our investigation showed that the intruder entered through the unlocked door of the kitchen on the ground floor before making his way to the bedroom where he chanced upon Wong.
“They were involved in a scuffle in the unlighted bedroom,” he said, adding that the victim’s wife saw the intruder.
He said police arrived at the house before 2am after receiving a call.
“We combed the house and the immediate surroundings of the housing estate but we failed to discover anything or the weapon used. But now we have some clues which we are working on,” he said.
Beng ruled out robbery, saying the investigation showed that nothing was taken from the house and that the intruder had come on a motorcycle at the back lane.
He said that when the police arrived, King Kui was still breathing but he was bleeding profusely from at least five stab wounds in the head and died shortly after.
Soon Koh said he had received many calls on the incident from members of the public here expressing their concern over security in the town.
“I appeal to the people not to be alarmed and not to speculate on the case. The police are working very hard and they have been doing a good job of looking after our security,” he said. — Bernama