ALOR SETAR: A 31-year-old man, who slipped into a coma after he was beaten up by a group of people for allegedly molesting a handphone salesgirl, has died.
Kota Setar police chief Asst Comm Mohd Rozi Jidin said four men and a woman were arrested in connection with the case, which has been reclassified as murder.
"They have been remanded. The others involved in the beating should surrender themselves and not wait for us to pick them up," he said.
ACP Mohd Rozi said the victim was admitted to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in a comatose state on Sunday and put on life support, but died at about 12.30pm yesterday.
"The case was initially classified as causing grievous hurt," he said.