BUKIT MERTAJAM: A 40-year-old factory worker lost two of his fingers after he was attacked with a machete by three men in an incident at Terubok Flat, Seberang Jaya last Saturday.
The victim lost the little finger and ring finger of his right hand in the attack that took place at 3.30pm in the parking lot area.
Seberang Perai Tengah District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Ab Hamid, said police investigations showed that the three suspects who were known to the victim, drove a car to the area.
He said one of the suspects carried a 24cm-length weapon.
"The victim was also beaten by the three men, and one of them used a machete in the attack. In the fight, the victim tried to stop the machete, causing his right wrist to be seriously injured until it was broken," he said.
Nik Ros Azhan said the motive of the incident was still being investigated and following a police report by the victim's brother, the police managed to locate and arrest the suspects a few hours after the incident.
According to him, the victim knew one of the suspects who is believed to have gone to school with him.
He said all the suspects, aged 18 to 37, were arrested in a house at Taman Villa Mutiara.
"One of the suspects has extensive criminal records involving drugs and crime, while the victim himself has six criminal records," he said.
According to him, all the suspects were remanded for six days and the police were still collecting evidence from witnesses who saw the incident.
He said the case was investigated under Section 326 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing grevious hurt with a weapon.