KUALA LUMPUR: Two Rohingya brothers were beaten to death by seven Myanmar men, including a religious teacher at a tahfiz school in Ampang Campuran, who couldn’t take criticism from the victims’ family.
In the 11am incident on the third level of Block 20 in Taman Wilayah, on Friday, the victims, identified as Chaw Kat Ali Imran Ali, 33, and Mohamed Ali Imran Ali, 45, were also bludgeoned with a hammer and slashed with parang and axes.
Sentul district police chief ACP R. Munusamy said the attack was triggered by a suspect who was furious after the victims’ family members questioned his action of slapping their son in August.
Fuelled with anger, the religious teacher, along with six men, stormed the student’s flat unit in Taman Wilayah.
He said it was however unclear whether the men went to the house with the intention to discuss the matter.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects had also brought along sharp weapons and might have a motive for murder.
“They went to the house to look for the student’s father, Mohamad Yusof.
“They however ran into the victims. The conversation between the men and the victims turned heated and the former started attacking using weapons concealed under their robes,” he said when contacted today.
Munusamy said also at the scene were victims’ nephew, Shahwanar Mohamad Yusof, the wife of one of the duo, identified as Halimah and the victims’ other sibling.
He said the men only attacked the duo and fled the scene upon being discovered by residents who came out of their units.
“The seven men escaped with a green Toyota Avanza and silber Proton Waja,” he said, adding that the victims were rushed to Selayang Hospital, but succumbed to their injuries.
He said Chaw Kat died upon arriving at the hospital, while Mohamed Ali died at about 9pm on the same day.
“Police arrested a Myanmar national in Ampang at about 5pm on the same day and launched a man hunt on the six other suspects who are still at large,” he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
Shahwanar, 18, said he could only shouted for help as the horrid scene unfolded before his eyes.
“After about one minute talking to my uncles, I saw the men started hitting my uncles’ head with a hammer, and slashed their bodies with parang and axe.
“The whole incident occurred in about three minutes. Prior to the attack, my uncles who noticed them had merely asked the reason for their visit,” he said when met at the Bukit Lagong muslim cemetery today where the remains of the victims’ were laid to rest.
Shahwanar said he only thought of protecting of his family when he grabbed a parang nearby.
“The men however rushed out of the house when they realised that some of the residents had seen them,” he said.