KENINGAU: A man shot dead his younger brother with a home-made gun or what is locally known as ‘bakakuk’ at Kampung Kabangawong in Nabawan district on Saturday.
The incident happened after the victim scolded the suspect for asking his 14-year-old son to go to a grocery store to buy a packet of Maggi mee.
According to Keningau police chief DSP Douglas Nyeging Taong, the incident occurred in the house of the 38-year-old suspect.
Peridan Rawang, a truck driver, died on the spot due to gunshot wounds around 4.30pm.
Douglas said acting on information, a police team from Nabawan police station arrested the suspect about 6.20pm and seized a ‘bakakuk’ and a samurai sword.
“According to the suspect, the victim had come looking for a fight armed with a samurai sword. Fearing for his life, he took a ‘bakakuk’ and shot at the victim,” he said.
“The suspect has been remanded for investigation under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder,” he said.
Douglas said an autopsy performed on the victim on Sunday revealed the cause of his death was due to gunshot wounds to the chest.
He said the victim’s body was brought back to his home in Kampung Kabangawong by his family members.
Douglas advised community leaders, especially village heads to immediately report crimes in their area to the police and should not hide any cases as what had happened at Kampung Kabangawong even though the victim and the suspect are related.