MELAKA: A scrap metal outlet manager was allegedly stabbed to death over a lewd remark at a 26-year-old woman.
Melaka Tengah OCPD Asst Comm Christopher Patit said the 35-year-old man from Bukit Rambai here died at about 4.30am on Tuesday (May 9) at Melaka Hospital while receiving treatment for stab wounds on his chest.
He said a fiery spat erupted between the victim who was supposedly drunk when he made the sarcastic comment about her breast size when she entered a stall in Taman Kenanga, Tengkera here at about 4am on Tuesday (May 9) to have a meal with her boyfriend and bodyguard.
He said a brawl then broke out when the woman’s 27-year-old bodyguard who heard the victim uttering the remark confronted the latter.
“This was when a fierce fistfight sparked between the bodyguard that was later joined by the woman’s 36-year-old boyfriend.
“The deceased was allegedly stabbed several times with a sharp object,” he said on Wednesday (May 10).
ACP Christopher Patit said the victim’s friends also joined in the fracas.
He said the woman’s boyfriend, who is married with three children, manages an online gambling website in Batu Pahat and also operates foreign money exchange outlets in Johor and here.
ACP Christopher Patit said police were informed about the fight at 4.15am on Tuesday (May 9) and Melaka Hospital later confirmed that a preliminary post-mortem, report indicated that the death was caused by stab wounds.
He said police arrested seven people, aged between 25 and 38, to assist in the investigation under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder while two weapons were confiscated at the scene.
Source: The Star