Police have arrested eight foreigners who work at a construction site in Taman Kenari, Bukit Siput to assist in the investigation of the murder of a Bangladeshi in a fight, last Tuesday.
The 44-year-old victim died after being run over by a Proton Gen2 driven by a suspect, a 25-year-old Indonesian known as ‘Amir’, who is now wanted by police after the incident, Harian Metro reported.
Johor Police Chief, Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin said they have detained seven Indonesian men and a Myanmar man, aged between 29 to 53 years old.
“The victim died at the scene due to being run over three times when he was blocking a Proton Gen2 driven by the suspect that was trying to escape. Before fleeing, the suspect also stabbed another 30-year old Bangladeshi man using a vegetable knife that caused injuries to the body,” he said.
The car driven by the suspect was later found abandoned four kilometres from the scene, said Datuk Mydin at a press conference at Unit K9 in Bukit Siput today.
Following the incident, a police team went to the crime scene before finding the victim critically injured.
According to the police chief, the initial investigation found that the fight broke out due the victim’s dissatisfaction with the suspect who was talking too loud on the phone, disturbing the victim and his friend who were sleeping in their shared house.
He also said that the suspect was angered after being reprimand, and called some of his friends to attack a group of Bangladeshi men until a fight broke out.
“All the suspects are now remanded for five days until this Sunday and the case is being investigated according to Section 302 and Section 324 of the Penal Code,” he said.