A MAN was killed while a teenager was beaten up in Rembau for attempting to steal cattle, Malaysia Nanban reported.
The 38-year-old man and the 17-year-old were believed to be trying to inject several cattle with tranquillisers before stealing the animals at around midnight on Sunday. The cows were grazing in a palm oil estate in the district.
The two thieves were found out and attacked by a group of men armed with machetes.
The older man was killed while the teenager, who was found tied up with nylon strings, suffered a broken leg.
Police found the duo after a lorry driver saw the victims lying in pools of blood on Monday morning.
Rembau OCPD Deputy Supt Ibrahim Sharif said the teenager was being treated at the Tuanku Ampuan Najihah hospital in Seremban.