Man found dead in suspected drug-related attack


MERSING: An unemployed man was found dead after he was believed to be concerned in a drug-related attack in entrance of a home at Jalan Dato Onn in Mersing Kanan right here on Thursday (Feb 3) morning.

Johor Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Asst Comm Shahurinain Jais mentioned police had been knowledgeable of the incident at 7.20am which led to the invention of the 37-year-old man’s physique on the scene a couple of minutes later.

“Based on a CCTV recording from a close-by home, the incident occurred between 7.15am and seven.21am and in response to two witnesses, the sufferer was attacked by three males armed with a cane, and was being overwhelmed on the arms and toes.

“The sufferer was pronounced dead on the scene,” he advised reporters on the Mersing police headquarters right here on Thursday.

He mentioned the sufferer’s physique was taken to Sultan Ismail Hospital in Johor Bahru for a autopsy.

SAC Shahurinain mentioned after the assault, the three males fled in a Proton Iswara and based mostly on preliminary examination on the deceased, there have been beating marks and accidents to the sufferer’s neck.

He mentioned police later arrested two males aged 31 and 32 in Taman Kota Jaya, Kota Tinggi at about 3.15pm to help in the investigation into the case.

Both males, who work as labourers, have earlier felony data together with drug associated offences whereas the deceased had 11 prior offences on his felony file, specifically eight for medicine and three for different crimes.

“The sufferer who hailed from Penyabong was launched from jail a month in the past after present process a jail sentence for 3 months for felony offences. After he was launched, the person didn’t return dwelling as a result of based mostly on info from his household, the deceased went job-hunting,” he mentioned.

SAC Shahurinain mentioned the 2 suspects could be delivered to the Kota Tinggi Sessions Court on Friday (Feb 4) for a remand utility and the case was being investigated underneath Section 302 of the Penal Code.

He mentioned police had been now looking out for 2 extra males and urged the general public who’ve info to contact the closest police station.- Bernama

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