Saturday, January 28, 2012

If somebody revs up his car engine, don't ever ask him to stop

A college student paid with his life for asking a man not to rev up his car engine in the middle of the night near a pub in Krystal Point, Bayan Baru.

R. Navintheran, 24, was slashed at least 18 times by the man with a knife and died two hours later at a private hospital here.

His girlfriend and several friends, who were at the scene, could only watch in horror during the 3.30am incident.
The attacker left Navintheran with deep cuts to his head, wrists, abdomen, shoulders and back.

Penang CID chief Senior Asst Comm Zahruddin Abdullah said they had identified the lone attacker, adding that the murder could have stemmed from an earlier misunderstanding between the victim and another person.

He said Navintheran had just finished celebrating his girlfriend’s birthday on Thursday.

“After coming out from the pub, witnesses said Navintheran told a man not to rev his car’s engine,” he said at a press conference yesterday.