Senior citizen fatally stabbed in fight with neighbours

IPOH (Bernama) – An 83-year-old man was killed, while another man, in his 30s, was reported to be seriously injured, after being stabbed during a fight with neighbours at a three-storey shop building at Jalan Theatre in Ipoh around noon yesterday.

Perak Criminal Investigation Department Deputy Head ACP Anuar Othman said police received a report on the incident at 12.30pm and preliminary investigation found that the fight involved three men and a woman.

“It started with a misunderstanding between the elderly man and a neighbour, in his 30s, during which the senior citizen was stabbed on the chest by the younger man,” he told reporters at the scene.

“A woman neighbour tried to disperse the two men from fighting, but the younger man turned on her and strangled her, before the woman’s son went to his mother’s aid by stabbing the (younger) man with a sharp weapon​​​​​​​.”