A MAN in his 60s died after he was stabbed 27 times by a man at an apartment carpark in Jalan Perak, George Town, today.
Acting Timur Laut police chief V. Saravanan said apartment residents lodged a report at 6.18pm that a man had been stabbed and was severely injured.
“The victim was sent to Penang Hospital by ambulance but was pronounced dead on arrival.
“Based on initial investigations, two men entered the carpark on a motorcycle and one attacked the victim by stabbing him repeatedly,” he said, adding that the victim had 27 stab wounds believed to have been inflicted by a knife.
He said police obtained the CCTV footage of the incident and have launched a hunt for the suspects.
“We believe it was not a robbery because the victim’s valuables, including money, were still on him,” Saravanan said.
The victim, who was a resident at the apartment, hawked at the Jalan Perak market, Saravanan said.
The case was classified as murder under section 302 of the penal code. – Bernama, December 5, 2023.