An 83-year-old man was killed while another man in his 30s was seriously injured in a fight between neighbours at a three-storey shoplot on Jalan Theatre here at about noon Saturday (Feb 2).
Perak Criminal Investigation Department deputy head ACP Anuar Othman said police received a report about the incident at 12.30pm and preliminary investigations found that the fight involved three men and a woman.
“It started with a misunderstanding between the elderly man and a neighbour in his 30s,” he said, adding that the senior citizen was stabbed in the chest.
“A female neighbour tried to stop the fight, but the younger man then tried to strangle her before the woman’s son came to his mother’s aid and stabbed him,” he said when met by reporters at the scene.
Anuar said the injured man, who has been a tenant at the building for the past six months, was sent to Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital for treatment.
He said that the senior citizen had been renting a room in the building for 20 years, adding that the body was sent to the same hospital for a post-mortem examination. – Bernama