Man slashed for not giving up computer in cafe

A video game fan allegedly slashed a man in the neck with a parang for not letting him play on a computer console at a cyber cafe in Selangor.

The victim is in stable condition at Serdang Hospital, while the suspect, in his 40s, and an accomplice have been arrested by police, The Star reported.

The incident began at about 10pm on Saturday when the suspect got into an argument with the victim, an employee at the Taman Bukit Serdang cyber cafe, because the employee was reportedly hogging a computer he wanted to play on.


Serdang police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Razimi Ahmad said the suspect was "unhappy" as the employee would not relinquish the computer, even though he had been on it for a "long time".

"They had a war of words, the suspect left unsatisfied, and came back at about 11.30pm with a friend," he said.

They re-entered the cafe allegedly carrying a badminton racquet bag which contained a parang and a plank.

Assistant Commissioner Razimi said the two men allegedly grabbed the employee and dragged him out of his chair.

In a fit of rage, the two men then attacked the victim with the plank and parang.

This article was first published on January 5, 2016.
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