Police on hunt for two more suspects involved in man’s death during drinking session

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By William Isau

SIBU, March 4: Police are hunting for two more persons to facilitate investigations into the alleged murder of a man during a drinking session on Wednesday (March 2).

Acting Sibu district police chief Superintendent Dr Collin Babat said the search for the two persons had been intensified.

Another suspect had already surrendered at the Sibu Central Police Station after he was believed to have killed his friend.

He said the suspect, 50, is an illegal immigrant from Badau, West Kalimantan.

“The suspect also claimed that he had been in the State for about 20 years,” he said.

He added that the suspect would also be investigated under Section 6 (1) (c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 for not having a valid identity document while in the State.

Collin said that the 44-year-old murder victim was from Roban.

In an earlier report, the suspect, along with the victim and two other friends, were enjoying ‘langkau’ (locally brewed wine) at a dilapidated house in Jalan Camar around 12pm on Wednesday.

An altercation ensued resulting in bloodshed at the scene. At 4pm on the same day, the suspect surrendered to the Sibu Central Police Station.

According to Collin, an autopsy will be performed soon to identify the real cause of the victim’s death. — DayakDaily