BY BORNEOTODAY TEAM
KOTA KINABALU – Three youths aged 17 – 20, have been hospitalised at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital here with severe stab wounds while their teenage friend died after they were set upon by a parang-wielding man, and another, at Asia City early Thursday morning.
The 17-year-old teenager Yaacob Nasran was found dead on the five-foot way just outside the Siam Thai Bar with stab wounds to his neck and forehead during the 4.15am incident Thursday.
Three other youths, friends of Yaacob, were also stabbed by two people in the incident that police believe that might have been triggered off by jealousy of the ex-husband of a waitress working at the bar.
Kota Kinabalu City police chief, Assistant Commissioner M. Chandra said initial investigations showed that the group of eight youths had walked out of the bar and ran into an argument between the main suspect and a woman, said to be his ex-wife a short distance away.
Upon seeing the youths, the suspect and another man, believed to be his relative, suddenly charged at them.
“The suspect also took out a parang and swung wildly at the youths, killing one of them on the spot,” said Chandra.
The two suspects then fled the scene while passers-by called the police.
Thoese who were injured in the attack have been sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where they are reportedly in stable condition.
Chandra said that jealousy might have been the motive and they were now hunting for the suspects. Both are in their 20s.