A man in Penang was found dead at an apartment building in Taman Desa Jawi, Penang yesterday (14 June). According to the witness, the man was stabbed from behind after he tried to stop his friend from abusing his wife.
According to Harian Metro, the incident took place at around 3.45 a.m. yesterday and the police officers were able to arrest the suspect at the scene after receiving a report from the witness.
Seberang Perai Selatan district police chief, Supt Lee Chong Chern said that initial investigation shows that the victim and the suspect had a drinking session at the suspect’s house prior to the incident.
Both the victim and the suspect were drunk and they were making loud noises, which had annoyed the suspect’s wife. She then told the suspect to stop the commotion but he became furious and physically abused her.
Lee said that the victim had asked the suspect to stop abusing his wife, which he did not and stabbed the victim 7 times in the back.
The loud noise alerted the 50 year-old room tenant and she walked out of her room and witnessed the incident.
The witness and the suspect’s wife had tried to stop the suspect from doing more damage but she was cut by the knife and had sustained injuries to her arm.
At the time, the victim called out to the witness to help call the ambulance. However, when the health officials arrived at the scene, they confirmed that the victim had passed away.
Nevertheless, both the suspect’s wife and the witness were sent to Sungai Bakap Hospital to receive treatment.
Lee said that the case will be investigated under Section 302 for murder and police officers had confiscated the suspect’s knife used during the incident as evidence.
As an advice to the public, if you are suffering from domestic violence, please reach out to these hotlines and seek for assistance. Reaching out for help is not a sign of weakness!