ROMPIN, (Feb 12) — A Vietnamese man was fatally stabbed, believed by his own family member, in a fight early today over the victim’s failure to send money home.
Rompin district police chief, DSP Johari Jahaya said the victim was identified as Tran Van Mau, 29, and the suspect believed to be his 25-year-old sibling.
He said the victim was stabbed close to his left armpit with a fish knife in a boat anchored at the Tanjung Gemok jetty in the 1am incident.
Johari said the incident happened when both men, who worked as fishermen and were staying at the jetty since three months ago, and some friends were chatting and drinking liquor in the boat.
“Suddenly, the two brothers had a heated argument, believed over the victim’s failure to remit money to their family in Vietnam.
“The victim tried to hit the suspect with a fish spade but he avoided the blow and reached for a fish knife and stabbed him,” he told reporters, here.
Johari said their employer took the victim to a clinic, but he died and his body sent to Muadzam Shah Hospital.
“Police then informed the Fire and Rescue Department to look for the knife said to be thrown away by the suspect into the sea.
“The suspect is now detained at the Rompin police headquarters for investigation under Section 302 of the Penal Code,” he said. — BERNAMA