Mental patient kills another at ward

Mental patient kills another at ward

SIBU - A patient at the psychiatric ward of a hospital here is believed to have been killed by another mental patient.

The 43-year-old victim, who was admitted eight years ago, was found lying in a pool of blood at 6.30am on Wednesday by a medical assistant.

The medical assistant was on duty when he heard loud shrieks coming from the toilet in the ward.

He tried to enter, but the door was locked. He broke the door down and found the victim, who was bleeding, and another mental patient standing next to him.

The victim, who had injuries to his eyes, neck, nose and left side of his temple, was rushed to the intensive care unit, but died at 8.35am.

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