A bus driver was stabbed for leaving behind one of his passengers who got down for a toilet break at a bus terminal in Alor Star yesterday, 16 November
According to a report by New Straits Times (NST), the driver made a pit stop at the Shahab Perdana bus terminal in Alor Star, Kedah, but was unaware that a passenger had gone down for a toilet break.
Kangar district police chief Superintendent Wari Kiew told NST that the driver, Mohd Fakhri Yahya, resumed the journey to Kangar shortly after.
When the passenger walked out of the toilet and realised that he had been left behind, he was furious
He allegedly rushed to the bus counter at the Shahab Perdana station and confronted them about the incident before getting on a taxi to tail the bus.
"As soon as the bus arrived at the Kangar bus terminal, the man barged into the bus and stabbed the driver with a knife in front of the other passengers before fleeing the scene," explained Wari, based on initial investigations.
There were 16 passengers in the bus when the incident happened.
"The driver was rushed to the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital where he received three stitches for a three-cm deep stab wound on his left shoulder," added Wari.
The authorities have identified the suspect and are in the process of tracking him down.
They have also seized a knife, luggage, and a green collared t-shirt from the scene of crime.