Recently, in Ladang Baru Kelanang, Banting, a man was allegedly beaten to death by his mother, father, siblings, and close relatives
The crime took place on the evening of Thursday, 1 July, Bernama reported yesterday, 2 July.
According to Kuala Langat district police chief SP Ahmad Ridhwan Mohd [email protected], the victim was said to have gone to the family house in a drunken state at around 6.30pm.
"He disturbed and assaulted several family members and smashed the windscreen of a younger sibling's car with rocks. The family retaliated and beat him up with sticks, chairs and rocks," he said.
The victim, who was unemployed and in his early 30s, suffered serious head injuries.
"He was taken by an ambulance to Hospital Banting where he died," Ahmad Ridhwan added.
Following which, police arrested 16 individuals of the family including eight women at the family house between 1am and 3am yesterday
Ahmad Ridhwan said that at about 10.15pm on Thursday night, the Banting Hospital informed them that the victim had died while undergoing treatment in the emergency ward of the hospital due to the injuries.
Acting on the information, police then arrested the 16 family members.
"Those detained for further investigation include eight women and eight adult men, aged between 17 and 60s, who were believed to have been at the scene during the assault," he said.
Police also seized sticks, chairs, and rocks believed to have been used in the assault.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code
Those found guilty under Section 302 of the Penal Code are given the death sentence.
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