Murder of vagabond at night market: Three suspects held


SIBU: Police have arrested three suspects, including a 33-year-old woman, in connection with the murder of a 36-year-old man, believed to be a vagabond at a night market at Market Road on March 30.

The other two suspects are the 30-year-old husband of the woman and her 22-year-old brother.

Head of CID Sarawak SAC Dev Kumar said the case was initially classified as a sudden death report.

“However, the case was reclassified as murder after examination on the body discovered head injuries believed to be due to foul play,” he added.

Acting on information received, a police team from CID led by Inspector Hairul Hussin arrested the suspects in a budget hotel at Mission Road at about 5am yesterday.

All three suspects are unemployed.

One of the suspects admitted having an argument with the victim.

He claimed that the victim was sniffling glue and he chided the victim for blocking their path.

An argument ensued and the suspect allegedly hit the victim and also banged his head on the road.

The other two suspects just stood by and watched their friend assaulting the victim.

After that, they left the victim unconscious on the road.

Passers-by came across the unconscious victim and called the ambulance before he was brought to the hospital and treated in the Intensive Care Unit.

However, he was pronounced dead on March 31 at about 5pm.

“The murder case is considered solved and I congratulate CID Sibu for the quick arrest of the suspects,” SAC Dev said.