Attacker with sword killed with dagger

Attacker with sword killed with dagger

MALAYSIA - A Malaysian man brandished a samurai sword and attacked his father-in-law and brother-in-law during a family dispute.

But at the end of the fight, he had been stabbed twice and died from his injuries.

Mr Lim Wei Kuan, 34, had gone to his in-laws' terrace house in Muar early Friday morning, reported The Star.

Mr Lim, who had been staying in Malacca, flew into a rage after he found out that his wife's family had lodged a police report to prevent him from seeing his two children, aged one and three.

A Muar police spokesman said that Mr Lim's father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law and a neighbour had also intervened in the fight, which happened at about 12.40am.

"Lim, who was holding a metre-long samurai sword throughout the whole argument, lost his patience and attacked his brother-in-law and father-in-law," the spokesman said.

In the scuffle that followed, Mr Lim was believed to have been stabbed with a 20cm dagger.

Police have arrested Mr Lim's 23-year-old wife, her 20-year-old brother, her parents and their neighbour.

"The brother-in-law has 10 criminal records for drug possession and abuse and is wanted by the police for drug-related activities and theft in the district," the spokesman said.

He said they were waiting for a post-mortem report to find out whether Mr Lim was under the influence of drugs at the time.


This article was first published on May 26, 2014.
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