Nepali held over murder of his colleague

Police believe the killing took place during a fight when the two men were believed to be drunk.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested a Nepali security guard for the suspected murder of his fellow countryman in a fight at a condominium on Jalan Gurney 2 here last Thursday.

Wangsa Maju district police chief Rajab Ahad Ismail said the suspect, aged 30, was arrested at a vegetable farm hut near Kampung Bukit Tinggi, Bentong, Pahang, at 1am today.

He said police received a report of a fight involving foreigners at 2.40pm on Thursday. Upon arrival, they found a 27-year-old Nepali dead at the scene, believed to have been stabbed with a sharp weapon.

“Based on the initial investigations, the suspect and the victim were working as security guards and had been living in the company’s hostel at the condominium for about six months.

“A 12cm knife, believed to have been used in the incident, was also found near the scene,” he said when contacted today.

Rajab said during the fight, the two men were believed to be drunk. An argument broke out between them, leading to the stabbing.

The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.