BLEEDING MAN SHOCKER FOR 24/7 STORE STAFF
‘Victim’ later admits to police that he has killed his girlfriend during fight
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi performing Friday prayers with Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (fifth from right) and senior police officers and personnel at Masjid Salehin in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. ADIB POVERA
WORKERS at a 24-hour convenience store had a shock when a man covered in blood entered the premises to seek help early yesterday. The victim, with blood dripping from his wrist and abdomen, claimed that he and his girlfriend were attacked by robbers in the 3.45am incident.
The distraught and visibly weakened man told workers that robbers had murdered his girlfriend.
“There was blood on his arm and body. He was bleeding all over the floor in front of the shop. We rushed him to Sarawak General Hospital,” said the worker, who requested anonymity.
It was only later during the day that the workers learnt that the “victim” was actually the murderer.
Checks by the New Straits Times showed bloodstains in front of the store, which was a few units away from the murder scene.
It was learnt that the 25-year-old man, who is a salesman at a car accessories shop, had an argument with his girlfriend at her rented house on the second floor of a three-storey shophouse.
The argument was believed to have started after he accused the woman of infidelity when she rejected his sexual advances.
The argument turned tragic when the suspect grabbed a knife and stabbed the woman twice on her neck.
Sarawak Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Dev Kumar said the suspect had admitted to stabbing his girlfriend when he was questioned at the hospital by police officers.
Policemen later visited the scene and found the woman sprawled on a mattress in the room.
“We found a knife near the victim’s body,” he said, adding that the case had been classified as murder.