Jobless man’s wrist cut off by machete-wielding retired technician

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SIBU, Feb 19: A 21-year-old jobless man had his left wrist cut off by a landlord who accused him of breaking into a house at Jalan Hua Khiew which his girlfriend is renting.

The suspect, a 59-year old retired technician was subsequently detained for the alleged crime under Section 326 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing grievous hurt using dangerous weapon.

Sibu district police chief, ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the victim together with his girlfriend, 28, were roaming at Sibu Gateway at 5pm on Feb 18 when they were told by a police MPV team to leave.

Soon after they left and went back to his girlfriend’s place.

When they arrived at the house, they were shocked to find broken pieces of glass on the floor. Just then the suspect armed with a machete came on a motorcycle and accused the victim of breaking into the house.

When both of them denied it, the suspect who is a retired technician, brandished the machete which caused his left hand to be cut off.

“Both of them quickly ran away. They saw a member of the public and asked him to seek help from the police,” said ACP Stanley.

A police team rushed to the scene to look for the wrist and the machete but they were nowhere to be found.

It is believed that the suspect had thrown them away.

“The suspect’s wife during our investigation said that he has been suffering from mental illness since five years ago and did not seek treatment,” he said. -DayakDaily