Man arrested for suspected fatal stabbing of woman in Sibu Jaya Commercial Centre

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SIBU, Feb 24: The police here have arrested a man suspected of fatally stabbing a woman with a knife at the Sibu Jaya Commercial Centre yesterday.

The arrest occurred at 9.20pm, approximately six hours after the incident occurred.

Sibu district police chief ACP Zulkipli Suhaili stated that the 28-year-old suspect is currently detained for investigation under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

The police also confiscated a knife from the suspect as evidence.

ACP Zulkipli revealed that the victim, a 24-year-old shop assistant, was discovered lying in a pool of blood on the shop’s pavement by a passerby around 3pm.

“The victim, in a semi-conscious state, was found clutching her severely injured abdomen, which is believed to have been stabbed with a sharp object. An ambulance promptly transported her to the hospital for treatment,” he explained.

However, according to Zulkipli, the victim’s husband informed the police that she succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment at Sibu Hospital at 11.30pm.

“The police are currently conducting a thorough investigation into the incident, and the motive has not yet been determined,” he added.

Zulkipli also cautioned the public against speculating on the case, as it could potentially disrupt the ongoing police investigation. — DayakDaily