Robbery suspect knifed by accomplice

An attempted robbery went horribly wrong after one of the suspects was stabbed in the groin by his accomplice.

He later died of his injuries.

The incident happened at a bridge near Kenanga Wholesale City in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, reported Malaysia's The Star.

The suspected robber, identified as Adib Iqbal, 24, died at 11pm in Hospital Kuala Lumpur due to severe groin injuries.

It is believed that Adib and two friends tried to rob a passer-by near the bridge, but the intended victim fought back.


A scuffle reportedly broke out between the four men resulting in Adib being wounded.

A witness from a nearby flat claimed that Adib was accidentally stabbed by one of the other robbers.

He said he heard a scream coming from outside his unit at around 7pm and he hurried to the balcony in time to witness the whole incident.

The accomplice missed the robbery victim and stabbed Adib instead.

The witness told reporters that the man who had stabbed Adib fled the scene.

The victim also ran away at about the same time.

Police have arrested an 18-year-old in connection with the incident. "The suspect has confessed that he and two friends, including Adib, had attempted to rob a passer-by.

"We believe that the three men were responsible for several other robberies in the past and their targets were primarily Bangladeshis," said Dang Wangi police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Zainuddin Ahmad.

Malaysian police are investigating if Adib was accidentally knifed by one of his accomplices.

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