A businessman fell to his death from the Penang Bridge after he allegedly stabbed his uncle.
The body of Goh Peng Chong, 43, was fished out by marine police at about 10.45am yesterday after his family members lodged a missing person report.
They had spotted a Mercedes-Benz, last driven by him, abandoned at the 4.3km, Butterworth-bound lane at about 3am after being informed by his friend that he could be on the bridge.
It is learnt that Peng Chong, from Bukit Mertajam, had met up with his uncle Goh Swee Long at an entertainment outlet in a shopping mall in Pulau Tikus to resolve a financial matter at about 12.30am.
Swee Long, in his 50s, said they were walking in the mall’s car park after having a drink when Peng Chong suddenly whipped out a knife and stabbed him in the abdomen, chest and left arm.
When asked what had triggered the attack, Swee Long refused to divulge details, except saying: “He was drunk. I am okay already.”
It is learnt that Peng Chong had borrowed a large amount of money from Swee Long and loaned it to a friend.