PETALING JAYA: Two brothers died due to a misunderstanding at a birthday celebration at Blok B Flat Damansara Bistari, Section 19, early this morning.
The tragedy which happened about 2.30am involved two siblings aged 44 and 36-years-old, from Batu 7, Jalan Damansara, around midnight at a make-shift tent in front at Damansara Bistari.
It was understood that more than 30 guests including women and children were present.
The function started at a restaurant to celebrate the 21st birthday of a mutual friend’s daughter who lived in the same flat.
After dinner, around 11.30pm, most of the men gathered to have a few alcoholic drinks, instead of returning home.
Deputy police chief of Petaling Jaya, Superintendent, Ku Mashariman Ku Mahmood, said the tragedy occurred due to an exchange of words between the victims and other guests.
“During the incident, most of them were found to be intoxicated. For now, we are unsure about the root cause of the argument which resulted in a few guests attacking the brothers with a sharp object, which we believe was a cleaver (parang).
“Both of them were badly injured, and medical personal on sight confirmed that both the brothers were dead.”
Police have detained eight individuals, including a woman, between the ages of 30 and 50 to assist in investigations.
“Many of those detained were guests at the wedding, including the birthday bash organiser.
“The weapons used to attack the victims were found at the crime scene, “ he added.
The bodies were sent to Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya (PPUM) for an autopsy.
Meanwhile, a nearby resident, who wished to remain anonymous, claimed not to know about the incident until he was leaving for work at 5am.
“I didn’t hear anything, maybe because it happened while the rest of us were asleep. We all know the hosts of the party since they have been living here for more than 11 years, and they had asked for our permission to put up a tent to have the birthday event.”