A construction worker in Sibu set fire to his colleague's car and hit the man's wife after he was informed that his salary will be paid late
According to Utusan Borneo, the man was at a construction site along Jalan Aman with his colleagues when he was informed by his employer's son, who's also the site manager, that their salaries will be paid at a later date.
The 24-year-old site manager tried explaining the situation to the suspect who allegedly continued demanding for his salary to be paid right away.
The man flew into a fit of rage and when his colleague and his wife tried to calm him down, he reacted by violently hitting the 47-year-old lady with a broom and then threw a brick in the direction of her stomach.
In a fit of rage, he also hit the site manager with a metal rod on his head and left hand
Before fleeing the scene, the suspect set fire to his colleague's Perodua Kancil, destroying 85% of the car and leaving the victim with losses amounting to RM12,000.
The Fire and Rescue Department managed to put out the fire. Both victims sustained minor injuries from the incident, which happened around 3.50pm on Saturday, 30 December 2017.
The authorities have a launched a manhunt for the suspect, who's believed to be in his 30s
State police chief ACP Zailanni Amit confirmed the incident and informed that the case is being investigated under Section 324 and Section 435 of the Penal Code for causing hurt by use of dangerous weapons and mischief by fire with intent to cause damage.
"We're currently working on tracking and arresting the suspect," he added.