MARANG: A suspected banana thief was found dead behind a house in Kampung Tebakang here, yesterday.
The man, in his 40s, is believed to have been beaten to death for stealing the fruit from a nearby home, Bernama reported.
His body was discovered at 4.30pm with two bunches of bananas nearby.
A grisly picture of the man’s remains – with the head covered in blood – has gone viral on social media and mobile apps. It is not known who took the image and published it online.
According to Marang district police chief Superintendent Mohd Suhaimi Ali, suspects in the beating have been identified and the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
He added that the man’s remains were sent to the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Kuala Terengganu for a post-mortem.