23-Year-Old Malaysian Student In Taiwan Dies After Fight In Karaoke Centre
A Malaysian student died on Saturday, 18 November, after succumbing to his injuries sustained from being attacked by three men at a karaoke outlet in Keelung City, Taiwan
According to China Times, the 23-year-old student, surnamed Chen, was hanging out with his 24-year-old Taiwanese friend when they got into a fight with three men on Wednesday night, 15 November.
The duo had reportedly gone to a karaoke outlet to celebrate Chen's birthday, where Chen accidentally entered the wrong room. This resulted in him getting into a verbal argument with the three suspects.
The conflict escalated later into the morning at 4am, when the victims bumped into the suspects again at the ground floor of the same building.
A fight ensued, during which one of the trio stabbed the victims with a pocket knife
The victims were sent to the hospital, but Chen died from his critical injuries after three days.
Police arrested the suspects, aged 18, 22, and 26, on the same day. They were charged in court with causing hurt, affray, and attempted homicide.
Chen was a third-year student at National Taiwan Ocean University
Sin Chew Daily reported that his mother and sister in Malaysia flew to Taiwan immediately after they were notified of the case.
His body will be returned to Malaysia to be buried on Wednesday, 22 November, after autopsy and cremation.
Chen's mother said her son was well-behaved, hard working, and independent, and believes that his death was an accident.