Septuagenarian held over knife attack on crab hunter

The CID team led by Fredly (far left) escorting the suspect (third right) to the police station to assist with investigation.

By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, July 27: A man in his 70s has been detained, barely 48 hours after a scuffle that led to a fellow crab hunter receiving multiple injuries.

The accused was picked up by the police at his residence in Ocean Park, here, yesterday evening to assist with investigation.


A team of Miri Criminal Investigation Department personnel led by Inspector Fredly Nuing also seized a knife, believed to be the weapon that was used in the incident.

The arrest was made following a police report lodged by the victim, 83, on Friday afternoon.

On Thursday, a commotion broke out between the two crab hunters in Bakam over a crab hunting spot. The 10am incident led to the victim sustaining injuries on his neck, forehead and arms.

It was understood that the suspect had repeatedly stabbed the elderly man during their argument. The suspect immediately fled the scene following the attack.

The case is being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for causing hurt. — DayakDaily