An e-hailing driver was nearly killed after his throat was slashed by a teenage girl at Jalan Kovil Hilir, Jalan Ipoh.
According to Bernama, Sentul police chief Beh Eng Lai said the incident occurred on 13 April at 2.55 am and involved a 16-year-old girl who refused to pay a RM400 fare.
He said the investigations showed that the victim had first picked up the girl as a passenger at Sagil, Tangkak, Johor and ferried her to Kovil Hilir, Jalan Ipoh using the Mycar app after she agreed to pay the RM400 fare.
“After arriving at the destination, the suspect refused to pay claiming she didn’t have the money and the victim decided to send the suspect to the police station for further action.”
“The suspect then reacted by slashing the victim’s throat with a penknife and ran away. The suspect left the penknife behind in the car,” he said.
Despite his injuries, the victim drove to the Sentul police station for assistance and was sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital by an ambulance for further treatment.
He added that the the teen involved in the case had been arrested yesterday (16 April) at a business premise in front of the Maybank Jinjang branch at 4.55 pm.
The suspect had no previous criminal records and they have also seized a handphone owned by the suspect.
The case is being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code.
Upon conviction, it provides for imprisonment for up to three years, a fine, or whipping, or any two of the punishments.