A man was stabbed to death in the back of his neck while having his dinner with his wife at a coffee shop in Gat Lebum Macallum at about 7pm last night (5th April).
Although the victim, Lim Cheong Wah, was rushed to the Penang Hospital with the knife still lodged in his back, he didn’t make it.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid stated that the suspect is a 42-year-old man who is believed to be mentally-ill. ACP Mior said the case will be investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
“The victim and the assailant did not know each other. We are investigating if there is a motive.”
The victim’s wife, who declined to be named, recognised the suspect and had seen him around the area.
“He suddenly came up from behind and stabbed my husband. I believe he is not mentally stable but did not expect him to be harmful,” she told the police at the hospital.
You can check out the crime scene in the video below (WARNING: Video contains gory content):
We urge our readers to be careful of their surroundings at all times, whether or not you are alone.