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Spate of senseless killings

 | October 24, 2013

Four innocent lives lost, in three separate tragedies. Killed with a dumb-bell, shot in the head and stabbed to death and all senseless.

PETALING JAYA: Three senseless killings all in a span of three days – four innocent lives lost and two women severely injured.

The latest occurrence took place in Gombak at 11.20am today, when a cigarette delivery man ran amok and stabbed four people with a rambo knife, killing two – an elderly man and a college student, and injuring two women.

The two women, a 60-year-old owner of a convenience store at the Gombak LRT station and her assistant, a pregnant 40-year-old, were badly injured in the incident and were rushed to Selayang hospital.

According to Kuala Lumpur deputy CID chief Khairi Ahrasa, the suspect was supposed to have delivered cigarettes to the convenience store but he stabbed the duo instead, before fleeing the scene in a white Daihatsu van.

“The man, a cigarette delivery personnel, stopped at the kiosk and stabbed both women before leaving the scene in his van driving towards Taman Melati,” said Khairi.

Khairi added that the suspect then collided with another van driven by an elderly man some 300 hundred meters away from the Taman Melati LRT station.

The elderly man became the third victim, when he was stabbed three times whilst trying to inspect the damage to his van – instantly killing him.

“The old man was with a lady believed to be his wife, the suspect hit the man’s van and the old man got out of his vehicle to check the damage.

“The suspect also got out of his van and mercilessly stabbed him [the old man] three times, killing him on the spot,” Khairi told reporters at the scene.

It is learnt that after killing the elderly man, the suspect then drove another kilometer before ramming his vehicle into a Toyota Prius driven by a teenager.

Khairi said that the young man was checking the damage to his car when the suspect proceeded to stab him, once.

The young man tried to run but the suspect managed to track him down before killing him with two more fatal stabs.

“The guy tried to run away after he was stabbed once, but the suspect chased him down and stabbed him two more times,” he added.

At this point, witnesses successfully apprehended the suspect and held him until the police arrived.

It is said that the man was reciting mantras when he was overpowered by the crowds.

Shot by security guard

The latest incident came right at the heels of another shocking killing yesterday when a female bank officer, 37, was shot at close range by a security guard at a bank in USJ Sentral Subang Jaya.

The bank officer, identified as Noarzita Abu Talib was shot in the head with a pump gun in the 6.20pm incident.

It was reported that the victim was opening the bank safe before she was shot by the guard who escaped with an unknown amount of cash from the vault.

The security guard is still at large.

While in a third incident – at about 8.30pm, on Tuesday, police located the body of a 15-year-old girl which was stuffed into a suitcase and discarded at a location near Jalan Kebun Nenas in Shah Alam.

The victim, Ng Yuk Tim, was murdered, with a dumb-bell, by her friend, a 23-year-old man after the suspect had tried to make sexual advancements towards her.

The incident happened at the suspect’s house in Petaling Jaya after the victim had gone to the suspect’s house on Monday morning to work on cosplay costumes for an event.

The suspect has been arrested.

This spate of killing has come at a time when the nation is just returning to normalcy after a brutal round of gun violence that rocked the nation which saw numerous assassinations by gangsters fighting to control turf, resulting in the police launching a special operation to nab gangsters.


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