KUALA LUMPUR - A night out drinking with friends turned tragic for a 47-year-old man who was found dead with wounds on his back near Pekan Batu 5, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah (formerly Jalan Ipoh), here.
The victim was apparently having drinks with his 40-year-old brother and five friends on Saturday night at a stall.
The victim's brother, a worker at a car battery shop, went home at about 12.30am Sunday, leaving his brother and friends at the stall, Sentul OCPD Asst Comm R. Munusamy said.
"He received a call from an acquaintance at about 1pm, telling him that his brother's motorcycle was found in a drain not far from where they were drinking.
"He contacted his buddies, who said they had left the stall and his brother at around 1am," he added.
ACP Munusamy said a tenant living above the car battery shop told the bereaved man that he had seen an ambulance from Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) at the stall.
He rushed to HKL where he was informed by medical personnel that a victim of a fatal accident had just been received by the mortuary. Later, he identified his brother's body.
"Checks on the victim's body revealed that there were marks resembling stab wounds on the back," he said.
ACP Munusamy added that a post-mortem examination would be conducted on the cause of death of the man.
The case has been classified as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code.