KINABATANGAN, (April 22) — Two male estate workers were injured after a colleague ran amok at the Ladang Segar Usaha estate, here yesterday.
The first victim, 36, was hacked with a parang on the back while the other victim, 42, was punched on the left ribs.
Kinabatangan District Police chief Supt A. Sahak Rahmat said the incident took place at the estate’s workers quarters at 6.30am.
He said the duo were waiting for a motorcycle to return home when a 27-year-old man suddenly ran amok.
“The man punched a victim on his left ribs causing him to fall down but he managed to run away before he grabbed a parang from his motorcycle.
“He spotted the other victim returning from the estate’s office and hacked him on the back with the parang,” he said in a statement, today.
A. Sahak said the man then escaped in a lorry belonging to the estate but knocked down a motorcycle ridden by a member of the public.
The lorry veered into a tree hurting a man in the process and plantation workers then overpowered and handed him to the police, he said.
He said the 36-year-old victim was sent to the Duchess of Kent Hospital in Sandakan and reported to be stable while the other was given outpatient treatment at the Kinabatangan Hospital.
A parang which was used in the incident was found and surrendered to the police by a member of the public, he added.– BERNAMA