Published: Thursday September 24, 2009 MYT 9:59:00 PM
Man killed in fight over a woman
PENANG: A gang fight, triggered by a woman who allegedly two-timed her boyfriend, led to the man being beaten to death in Bayan Lepas early Thursday.
In the incident, Wan Ahmad Faizal Wan Abdul Rahman, 33, and a friend were attacked by a 10-man gang brandishing helmets near a shopping complex.
The ice-cream seller was warded at the Penang Hospital where he succumbed to head injuries at 9.20am more than three hours after the attack.
His unidentified friend who sustained head and body injuries, has lodged a police report.
Southwest district police deputy chief DSP Lai Fah Hin said five men were detained at undisclosed locations between 8am and 4pm to facilitate investigations into Wan Ahmad Faizal’s murder.
He said the police were in the midst of tracking down the rest of their accomplices, adding that the motive of the killing could be jealousy.
Lai said initial investigations revealed that the victim had an argument with his girlfriend for seeing another man.
This eventually led to a fight between Wan Ahmad Faizal’s group and another led by his rival near the shopping complex about 5.40am. -- Bernama