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Police arrest five suspects linked to fatal attack in Semenyih 2

KAJANG: Five suspects, believed to be involved in the attack which resulted in the death of a 42-year-old car driver at Taman Pelangi Semenyih 2 last night, have been arrested by police.

Kajang district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Zaid Hassan said based on information from the scene and intelligence, officers from the district Criminal Investigation Department arrested the five at 2.05am today at two separate locations, in Beranang and Semenyih.

"Police obtained a five-day remand until Feb 25 on the five suspects, to facilitate investigations into the case," he said.

Mohd Zaid said the suspects, all aged between 22 and 52, were produced at the Kajang court for a remand order this morning.

"The case is being investigated under Section 302 if the Penal Code for murder and under Section 41 of the Road Transport Act 1987," he said urging eyewitnesses to also come forward and assist in the investigation.

Mohd Zaid also refused to confirm that the motorcyclist who was involved in the car crash with the deceased, before the situation escalated at Taman Pelangi Semenyih 2 at 9.20pm is a p-hailing deliveryman.

"We have not received any reports from anyone about the alleged first crash between the driver and a motorcyclist. We are still investigating this claim," he said.

Earlier, a video clip with a message was seen circulating on social media, alleging that the deceased had crashed into a delivery rider and refused to stop.

The message read the two were involved in a crash at a traffic stop in Taman Pelangi Semenyih 2, and some motorcyclists who noticed the man not stopping after the crash, gave chase towards Oakberry, TPS 2.

The message said when the driver suddenly crashed into a house fence, the group of motorcyclists dragged him, tied him up and beat him to death.

Mohd Zaid said the motive of the attack has not been confirmed as investigations are still at an early stage.

"Anyone with information related to the case may also contact ASP Redzuan Mat Salleh from CID at 013-7854100 or Inspector Ammar Tahir from the district traffic investigation department at 018-2194013 to assist with the ongoing investigations," he said.

He added that the victim's body was sent to Serdang Hospital for a post-mortem.

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