In an incident where a small misunderstanding escalated to murder, a college student has been identified as one of the suspects in the stabbing of a policeman that took place at the lobby area at the Selayang Point Condominium here in Shah Alam on Monday.
It was reported that the constable was stabbed in a scuffle with a man he mistook as a waiter while hailing the ‘waiter’ to order roti canai at a restaurant in the lobby of the condominium.
The man ignored the order and as he was leaving the restaurant friends, gestured his middle finger at the constable.
The constable who took offense at the gesture, went after the man, confronted him, and got into a scuffle with him at the lobby area of the condominium where the constable was stabbed in the abdomen.
Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Abdul Samah Mat confirmed this during a press conference in the state police headquarters on Wednesday.
He said the other suspect involved in the crime was also employed, but was not holding down a permanent job.
“We are also investigating whether they are gang members.
“They will be remanded until Thursday,” he noted.
Comm Abdul Samah clarified that while the weapon used was indeed a knife, it was not a kerambit (a curved knife).
He also said that the attack was spurred by a misunderstanding between the victim and suspects.
“It has nothing to do with revenge or other motives. It was a misunderstanding that led to the stabbing.
“The suspects were not under the influence of alcohol,” he added.
Two men, both aged 24, were arrested on Monday and remanded to assist investigations into the case.
Originally reported by The Star