A 25-year-old man allegedly killed his elder brother last Friday night, 6 March for wearing a shirt his girlfriend had gifted him
According to Harian Metro, the incident happened at their home in Kampung Padang Hassan, Kepala Batas, Kedah at 7pm. The two siblings were the only people at home as their mother was in Melaka to visit another child.
The deceased has been identified as a 34-year-old man named Mohd Hasnul Nizar Khairul Anuar, who has a history of drug abuse.
Prior to the murder, the suspect confronted Mohd Hasnul for always wearing his shirts
It is learned that the last straw came after the suspect found Mohd Hasnul wearing a shirt that the suspect's girlfriend gifted him.
Their argument started a brawl and it led to Mohd Hasnul attacking first with a meat cleaver, reported The Star.
However, the suspect managed to get ahold of the weapon, which he then used to strike Mohd Hasnul's neck.
Following Mohd Hasnul's death, the suspect wrapped the body in a plastic bag and placed it in a water barrel outside their home
The next morning, the suspect poured in wet cement into the barrel in an attempt to hide the body.
But the suspect was overwhelmed by guilt and it led him to confess his crime to another sibling at 1am yesterday, 8 March
Upon hearing the confession, the sibling contacted the police, reported Berita Harian.
Kedah Criminal Investigation Division (CID) chief Assistant Commissioner Sapii Ahmad said the police arrested the suspect while he was still asleep at 7am on Sunday.
The preliminary investigation confirmed that the murder was caused by the suspect's anger over Mohd Hasnul for wearing a shirt the suspect's girlfriend gifted him.
"However, further investigation is still underway," Harian Metro quoted him as saying.
The police have since seized various items, including the meat cleaver and a wheelbarrow used in the murder
The barrel containing the Mohd Hasnul's body was sent to Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah for a post-mortem.
Sapii added that the suspect worked as a fried chicken hawker while the deceased was unemployed.
The case is currently being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.