PETALING JAYA, April 20 — A citizen’s arrest turned deadly when a 51-year-old died yesterday after he was assaulted by a group of men for breaking into a car in Jinjang over the weekend.
His 30-year-old accomplice was also injured from the assault by a group of passers-by who noticed the duo rummaging through a Proton Satria in Jalan Jambu Berteh at 5am.
Four men, aged between 18 and 40, who had assaulted the duo, were arrested hours later.
Sentul police chief ACP R. Munusamy said the man was hospitalised at Kuala Lumpur Hospital. He, however, died yesterday from severe injuries and internal head bleeding.
His accomplice, who is in police custody, suffered minor injuries and was given outpatient treatment.
“The group claimed the two men were trying to steal anything valuable from the car. They kicked and punched the duo before turning them over to the police,” Munusamy said.
He said the car was believed to be undergoing repair works at one of the workshops in the area.
The suspects are under remand until today. The case, initially investigated for voluntarily causing grievous harm, has now been classified as murder.