Two Penang men stabbed to death by foreigners high on drugs

Mohamed Basyir

GEORGE TOWN: Two men were found stabbed to death in their rented room at Jalan Argyll here, this afternoon.

One of the deceased was identified as Sarbudeen Shikander, 72; while the identity of the second man is being ascertained.

Both men were Malaysians who worked as parking attendants.

“The victims were stabbed to death, believed to be with scissors. There were at least five stab wounds on each victim,” said northeast district deputy police chief Superintendent V. Saravanan.

He said police were alerted to the incident at 6.20pm. Upon arriving at the scene, they found two Myanmar men, in their 30s, whose shirts were stained with blood.

It is believed that they did not flee the room as they were high on drugs.

Both men were immediately detained to assist in the investigation.

“We have yet to establish the motive. It could be jealousy or other reasons. But we cannot investigate yet because both suspects are still high on drugs,” Saravanan added.

Policemen are still at the scene as of 10.30pm and the case has been classified as murder. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd