It is inevitable that living in close proximity with a neighbour can lead to minor disputes and perhaps even situations that prove unbearable for certain individuals.
However, one particular situation got out of hand as a man attacked and stabbed his neighbour with a vegetable knife at an apartment house in Kampung Baru Ampang yesterday, simply because he did not like the victim walking by him at the front corridor pictured below:
In the incident which took place around 10 a.m, the 64-year-old man was approached by the 38-year-old suspect wielding a knife as he arrived at his home.
According to Ampang Jaya District Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Farouk Eshak, the suspect then proceeded to push the victim until he fell, and went on to hack his neighbour’s left hand with the knife.
He also attempted to injure the victim’s head which was thankfully shielded by his motorcycle helmet.
“The victim suffered wounds on his left arm and pain all over his body before he was taken to the Ampang Hospital to receive treatment.
“Following that, at 5.45pm, the police team arrested the suspect who was employed as a contractor in Kampung Baru Ampang,” he said in a statement today, as reported by Harian Metro.
Mohamad Farouk confirmed that the cause of the fight was due to the fact that the suspect did not like the victim passing in front of him when he was sitting in the front corridor of his (the victim/neighbour’s) house.
“Police also found that the suspect had four previous drug records and he will be remanded today at the Ampang Court,” he said.
The vegetable knife and some clothing items were also confiscated.
The case is currently being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code which provides for a maximum jail term of 10 years, or a fine, or whipping, or both if the suspect is convicted of the offence.
Mohamad Farouk added that the police would like to advise the residents to resolve neighbour-to-neighbour issues prudently and be considerate, tolerant and respectful of one another.