Malaysia

Selayang murder: brother arrested

KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 — A man was arrested to facilitate investigations into the murder of his brother at their terrace home in Kampung Laksamana, Selayang, here, this morning.

Gombak police chief ACP Abdul Rahim Abdullah said in the 9.45am incident, 53-year-old Amir Khan Abdullah @ Balwant Singh a/l Sarjan Singh was found dead on a mattress, his body covered in blood with seven stab wounds in the head and three in the left shoulder.

“Police received a call from the victim’s brother, 47, saying that Amir Khan was found dead in the house. Upon arrival, we saw blood on the wall near the victim, believed to be caused by a struggle between the victim and suspect,” he said when contacted.

Abdul Rahim said the unemployed suspect was detained after police discovered a 31cm knife under a mattress in his room, adding that the suspect had a record for theft while the victim had previous records for theft and drugs.

The body was sent to Selayang Hospital.

Meanwhile, in PENANG, an Indian national jumped into the sea to escape a  police chase in Jalan Green Hall today.

North East police chief ACP Gan Kong Meng said in the 1.30pm incident, the 30-year-old suspect had earlier stabbed his girlfriend in the chest for rejecting his love and then left her in front of the State Mosque.

“Upon fleeing the scene, the suspect who was driving a borrowed Suzuki Vitara was chased by a police patrol car, causing him to crash into a florist shop in Jalan Dato Keramat and a motorcyclist along the way,” he told reporters.

The suspect then drove up to Jalan Green Hall and left his car there before jumping into the sea.

“We found a six-inch knife covered in blood, a bag containing clothes and a valid passport in the car,” he said, adding that a search was mounted by marine police to find the suspect.

He added that the victim, 21, was sent to Penang Hospital for treatment and was reported to be in stable condition. — Bernama

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