TAMPIN: Three Indonesian men were killed in an armed fight at a ‘kongsi’ house at Ladang Chin Fatt, Gedok in Gemencheh, near here, last night.
The three were found sprawled in the house and bathed in blood by policemen who rushed to the location at 12.05am after receiving a report on the incident.
All three men, who were oil plantation workers, appeared to have been stabbed to death in the 10.30pm brawl.
Three other Indonesian men, aged between 29 and 42, were detained at the location to facilitate an investigation.
“An examination of the bodies found many wounds from sharp weapons. A long sickle and a knife with blood on them were found at the scene.
“The victims were oil plantation workers from another company who were visiting the house and were acquaintances of an occupant of the ‘kongsi’,” state deputy police chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Che Zakaria Othman said in a statement here, today.
“The three (men who were arrested) were occupants of the ‘kongsi’ house. A remand order will be sought for them at the Tampin Magistrate’s Court today,” he added.
Che Zakaria said the identities of the victims have yet to be ascertained, as they did not have identification documents.
“The bodies were taken to the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital for post-mortems,” he said.
Che Zakaria urged anyone with information on two other Indonesian suspects – known as [email protected] and Ari – to contact the Tampin district police headquarters at 06-4411222 or any nearby police station.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code.