Youths attack shopper with butcher knife over 2-year-old dispute

Police arrested four Malaysian youths for alleged involvement in attacking a customer of a 24-hour convenience store in Keningau, Sabah around midnight on Tuesday (Oct 14).

Acting district police chief, ASP Merbin Anak Lisa yesterday said the suspects, aged 18 to 22, used a key chain and a butcher's knife to attack the 19-year-old victim in the 12.38 am incident.

He said acting a public tip led to the arrest of four suspects in an unnumbered house in the town area and had been detained for further investigation. "Another suspect is still at large but has been identified and is being hunted," he said.

Merbin said initial police investigation showed that the victim who wanted to buy goods in the shop was attacked by five suspects who came into the store.

He said the cause of the incident was believed revenge since two years where the suspects had a fight with the victim during a Hari Raya Aidilfitri, reports Borneo Post Online.

"After the incident the victim was found to have suffered injuries in the feet and knees and on the right forehead and had been receiving treatment at the Keningau Hospital where he is reported to be in stable condition," ASP Merbin said.

He said the case was being investigated under Section 326 of the Penal Code which carries a jail term of up to 20 years if found guilty and all the four suspects had been remanded for seven days.

Meanwhile, he said, three of the four suspects tested positive for Methamphetamine and Amphetamine.

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