KUALA LUMPUR - A lecturer was stabbed in the head after he attempted to protect his wife from two knife-wielding thieves at their home in Taman Batu Muda, here.
The 61-year-old man was said to have been sitting in his living room at about 11.15am yesterday while his wife was outside on the porch having a chat with their neighbour when the attack happened.
The gate was unlocked at the time, said Sentul OCPD Asst Comm R. Munusamy, adding that two men on a Kawasaki 150RR motorcycle had entered the house compound with knives in hand.
"When the victim saw this, he ran out of the house to protect his wife who was being threatened by the suspects.
"The man got into a scuffle with the two suspects. One of them stabbed the victim in the left side of his skull. They snatched the bracelet belonging to the victim's wife and fled on the motorcycle," he said.
An ambulance rushed to the scene, where the lecturer was bleeding profusely from his head. He was warded in the Selayang Hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) and received eight stitches.
"His skull suffered cracks but the victim is in stable condition.
"We are trying to identify the suspects and are investigating the case for causing hurt while committing robbery."