Man dies in fight with brother

BUKIT MERTAJAM - A fight between two brothers ended tragically with the death of the elder sibling.

It began when the 59-year-old man went to the home of his younger brother in Kampung Samagagah around 7.50am yesterday and tried to ram him with his motorcycle, said Central Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid.

This, he said, triggered the fight and the younger one then sprayed a fire extinguisher at his brother's face.

This escalated and led to the death of the elder brother.

"The victim suffered injury on the back of his head, believed to be caused by a blunt object. The younger brother was injured on his body and left eye," ACP Nik Ros said in a statement yesterday.

He said the family members lived in four houses within the same neighbourhood.

ACP Nik Ros said the victim had a criminal record.

The younger brother was arrested at the scene, he added.

"The body was sent to Seberang Jaya Hospital for a post-mortem," he added.

The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

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