Crime & Courts

Man loses leg when run over by lorry while fleeing after stabbing guard

CHUKAI: An Indonesian plantation worker who was fleeing after stabbing a security guard in Bandar Seri Bandi yesterday lost his left leg when he was run over by a trailer lorry.

Kemaman police chief Superintendent Hanyan Ramlan said the 2am incident occurred shortly after the foreigner stabbed the guard.

He said the stabbing took place following an altercation between the foreigner and the guard.

Hanyan said it was understood that the guard, who is in his 30s, had told the plantation worker to go back to his quarters but the latter did not want to do so.

He said the guard had given the worker the orders after spotting him walking near the plantation office while talking to himself and carrying a knife.

"The suspect ran towards an oil palm plantation and the victim gave chase... it was then that the suspect stabbed the victim. After the stabbing, the suspect ran off and tried to stop several vehicles but failed.

"The suspect then saw a trailer lorry which had just exited the highway at the Seri Bandi toll plaza, headed towards Air Jernih, and tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver did not do so.

"The suspect then tried to climb on top of the trailer but fell, causing his leg to be run over by the lorry," he said.

Hanyan said the guard was being treated at Kemaman Hospital, adding that the worker, who was found by members of the public about 5am, was being treated at the same hospital.

He said police were now looking for the driver of the trailer lorry.

"The suspect went through emergency surgery yesterday and his leg had to be amputated."

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