Just this week alone, a woman was stabbed at work, another was arrested for allegedly cutting off her husband’s hand and a child accidentally ate cannabis-laced cookies.
Just this week alone, and mind you it’s only Wednesday, there have been several crime and court cases that made us wonder what is happening around us. From murders allegedly due to unrequited love to the use of dangerous weapons and a mind-boggling cannabis laced cookies case which unfortunately hurt a child.
Here’s what’s happening, sadly, around Malaysia this week.
KK woman who called off engagement stabbed to death
A 22-year-old woman was stabbed to death at her workplace in a shopping centre in Jalan Haji Saman, Kota Kinabalu. The shop assistant who worked at an ice cream outlet was found lying on the floor with stab wounds on her body at around 12pm, on Monday (29 May).
According to NST, the suspect is the woman’s former fiance. She had ended their one-year relationship just two days before the incident and the 33-year-old suspect has since been harassing her everywhere, including her workplace, to persuade her to patch things up.
On the day of the incident, he was said to have confronted her at work, trying to persuade her to accept him back but she refused. He then allegedly stabbed her numerous times until she fell on the floor near a cash register. A security personnel, who was the main witness heard her call for help and called the authorities.
The suspect was apprehended along with a knife, believed to be the murder weapon. The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
Unemployed man charged with murder of elderly woman in PD
As reported by Sinar Harian, an unemployed man was charged with killing a 67-year-old woman in a house at Batu 8, Jalan Pantai Teluk Kemang on May 9. The woman was initially found unconscious in a room and was pronounced dead by a medical officer at the scene. Her body was then sent to the Port Dickson Hospital for post-mortem.
Cause of death was initially classified as sudden death but later reclassified under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
The 45-year-old man was arrested at a house in Kuala Klawang, Jelebu on 16 May and police confiscated a Nokia mobile phone, believed to be the victim’s. Police believe the motive of the murder to be unrequited love.
No plea was recorded today and Magistrate, V Vanita set June 28 for the re-mention of the case.
Pengkalan Chepa woman suspected of cutting off husband’s arm
In a different story, a woman was nabbed by the police after she is believed to have cut her husband’s right arm with a meat cleaver at their home in Pengkalan Chepa, on Monday (29 May).
According to Harian Metro, the 30-year-old suspect was apprehended at her house around 3 pm after her father-in-law reported the incident the same day. The 31-year-old victim contacted his father after he was allegedly attacked by his wife.
The suspect was remanded for six days and her urine screening test was found negative for drugs. The case was investigated according to Section 326 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means.
Father’s cannabis cookies land 11 YO Gerik girl in hospital
An 11-year-old girl in Gerik was hospitalized last Monday (29 May) after eating cannabis cookies made by her father. The girl showed serious side effects such as shortness of breath, dizziness and nausea after eating the chocolate cookies suspected to be mixed with cannabis.
The girl was taken to the Gerik Hospital by her 38-year-old father who’s a rubber tapper and later referred to the Taiping Hospital for further treatment. She is now in stable condition.
Meanwhile, her father’s urine test came back positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and he has been remanded until 3 June for investigations under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001 and Section 15(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
Besut drug addict nabbed by police after robbing elderly woman
A man was detained last Monday (29 May) to facilitate investigation into a case where a 68-year-old woman was robbed in her house on Sunday (28 May).
The man who tested positive for Methamphetamine was detained at Kampung Bukit Kenak in Jertih around 10 am. Having a prior record of drug abuse, police also confiscated cash worth RM500 and a couple of red pills suspected of being drugs from the man who was in his thirties.
The woman came forward to file a police report the same day after the suspect attacked her from behind by covering her mouth and pushing her down to the ground. Already having issues with her eyesight and hearing, the woman ended up breaking a few teeth and injuring her right hand in the fall. She is believed to have suffered losses of about RM2,150 in cash.
The suspect is being investigated under Section 394 of the Penal Code for intentionally inflicting injuries while carrying out the act of robbery.