JB petrol station murder: Prime suspect has been identified

Wednesday, Jan 03, 2018

JOHOR BARU - Police say they have identified the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a 44-year old man at the Jalan Sri Pelangi petrol station in Taman Pelangi here last month.

State police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the knife used by the suspect is believed to have been disposed along the road to Desaru in Kota Tinggi.

He said so far 14 suspects have been detained during the investigation, with 11 having been released while three are still on remand.

"Initial investigations showed that one of the three suspects on remand is the prime suspect in the case," Comm Mohd Khalil Kader told reporters at the handing over of duties between outgoing Johor police CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Azman Ayob and his successor SAC Kamaluddin Kassim, the former Melaka police CID chief.

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Police are on the alert for any retaliation by triad members whose alleged leader (pic) was savagely attacked at a petrol station in Johor Baru. The 44-year-old deceased is known as 'Ah Chiu'.

All eyes were on the deceased's Vietamese wife when she returned to the crime scene for prayers.

The wife on Monday at the mortuary.

The victim's Vietnamese wife collected her husband's body on Monday afternoon, and was seen crying as the undertakers loaded her husband's coffin into a white hearse.

A brazen attack by four men at a busy petrol station here left a man dead along Jalan Sri Pelangi in Taman Pelangi here.

The deceased had parked his Volkswagen Polo at the petrol station to check his tyres when the suspects, who came in a white BMW car, went to him and immediately attacked him in the 7.30pm incident Sunday (Dec 17).

"A foreign woman, who claimed to be the victim's wife, was inside the vehicle and she immediately ran for help," Johor police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said at the scene.

He said one of the suspects then tried to pull the victim into their car but he put a fight.

The suspects ran over the deceased's body twice before fleeing the scene.

Mohd Khalil said the suspects threw some firecrackers before leaving the petrol station.

Comm Mohd Khalil Kader said three suspects were also involved in robbery cases in Kulai and Batu Pahat.

"We are going to submit the investigation papers on the murder and the robbery cases to the deputy public prosecutor's office soon," he added.

In the Dec 17, 2017 incident, the victim, who has since been identified as a triad member, was dragged and stabbed by four suspects before he was run over with a white BMW twice.

A video of the gruesome murder went viral.