Friday July 6, 2012
Hotel worker brutally slashed in front of home
A HOTEL worker in Batu Gajah was killed after his face was hacked and disfigured by three parang-wielding men outside his home yesterday.
Harian Metro frontpaged the report of R. Ganesan, 20, who was slashed over 10 times on the head and face at about 11pm while chatting with friends. He was later dragged into a car which sped off.
A friend of the victim, who only wanted to be identified as Sasikumar, said two others were injured during the attack but managed to escape.
“Ganesan couldn't get away fast enough because of an injury he sustained on his right leg two weeks ago,” said Sasikumar who later lodged a police report.
Ganesan was found in critical condition an hour later near Kawasan Perindustrian Batu Gajah Perdana. He succumbed to his injuries while being rushed to the Batu Gajah Hospital.
Batu Gajah OCPD Asst Comm Shaharon Anuar Abdul Latif when contacted said the victim died after sustaining serious injuries to the head and loss of blood.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code, he added.
> A taxi driver who robbed an American tourist in Jalan Maarof, Bangsar here has been caught by police, reported Kosmo!
In the Monday night incident, the 46-year-old woman had just withdrawn about RM20,000 from an ATM before hailing the taxi near a popular shopping centre in Kuala Lumpur.
After reaching her destination, the driver pushed the woman out of the taxi before speeding away with the cash, a mobile phone, credit cards and other valuables.
The 36-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday night near Aeon Puchong and about RM4,000 in cash was recovered, said Brickfields police chief Asst Comm Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid at a press conference on Wednesday.
He said the man has been remanded until July 10 to facilitate investigations, and he is believed to be involved in several other theft cases.
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