SEMPORNA: A 44-year-old farmer was killed while trying to stop a fight in front of a farm house at Kampung Sungai Batu Batu, Sungai Bulian here Thursday night.
District police chief Supt Peter AK Umbuas said the incident happened at about 10.35pm and the victim was only a victim who tried to stop a fight.
Peter said according to a witness, while he was at home, the suspect and victim came at about 10pm and the victim called to say the suspect was looking for him.
The suspect suddenly became enraged, went up the stairs and tried to attack the person in the house. The victim pulled the suspect down from the stairs and during the struggle the suspect slashed the victim on the throat.
The suspect claimed he was provoked by the family in the house who called him mad.
Police detained two men aged 46, and 18 at 2.30am at the incident scene and the main suspect aged 40 at 10.30am at a farm house in the same area and also seized an oil palm fruit harvesting lance at the scene and a machete believed used in the incident.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for causing death.