SIBU, Oct 18: Police are hot on the heels of a man on suspicion of critically injuring a jobless man with a hoe yesterday.
Sibu district police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the suspect who is in his 30s and believed to be mentally unsound is on the run after the attack.
He said at about 7.20am yesterday, the victim, 53, who is staying alone in his late parents’ house at Jalan Arau here called up his brother, informing that a man wanted to enter the house.
“When the complainant arrived at the house 40 minutes later, he saw the front gate ajar while the sliding glass door and window were broken. He also saw his brother lying helplessly with blood on his head while his right ear was also injured,” he said.
The complainant, 59, who is a contractor, was told by the victim that he was attacked by a stranger with a hoe.
His belongings of a handphone and wallet were not taken away by the suspect.
“According to the complainant, his brother is not involved in criminal activities like drug abuse, gambling and is not in debt. He has suffered from stroke and could not work but just stay at home,” said Stanley.
He added that doctors at Sibu Hospital declared that the victim is suffering from brain hemorrhage, broken right hand and bruises from his right lips to his right ear.
However he is in stable condition.
The case is being investigated under Section 326 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons. —DayakDaily