Wedding Reception Quarrel Leads To Murder; Suspect Held In Lahad Datu

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LAHAD DATU – Police believe they have solved a murder case involving an Indonesian after arresting a man, 27, who is allegedly the suspect of the case.

The man, who is also an Indonesian, was arrested at about 6am Sunday after the police received a tip-off on the murder of 28-year-old man at 2.10am.

“Early investigation by the police revealed that the victim was slashed twice, on the chest and neck, by a parang, at 1.50am,” said Sabah CID chief Datuk Salehhudin Abdul Rahman in a statement, here Sunday.

The victim was slashed to death when he was stopped by a the suspect while riding a motorcycle with his friend, a local, to Lahad Datu.

Police also seized clothes and a parang believed to be the crime weapon from the suspect.

Investigation revealed that the motive of the murder was revenge as both were involved in a fight during a wedding reception before the incident.