KOTA KINABALU: An argument over missing shoes and clothes ended tragically when a 40-year-old man was slashed to death and his wife seriously injured in the east coast town of Lahad Datu.
The victim, identified as Pesi Santos, was killed after a tiff with a neighbour on the second floor of a building on Saturday.
Acting OCPD Asst Supt Bong Khuet Khiun said Santos’ body was found at the scene.
His 39-year-old wife had slash wounds on her head. She is warded in the intensive care unit of the district hospital.
“Initial investigations revealed that the 8.35am incident started with an argument over lost shoes and clothes from their rented room,” ASP Bong said.