Severed hand was from local drugs war, say police

Abang Zainal Abidin Ahmad
Ipoh district police chief Abang Zainal Abidin Abang Ahmad said police have arrested three suspects. (Facebook pic)

IPOH: A severed hand found near a burning car in front of Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta earlier today is believed to be from a fight where three men were ambushed by 20 assailants in a dispute over drugs territory, police said.

Ipoh district police chief Abang Zainal Abidin Abang Ahmad said a report on the fight was received at 11.03am, detailing the severe injuries sustained by the three local men, 26 to 30.

They were attacked near a road by the Sultan Azlan Shah health ministry training institute.

“Investigations revealed that the first victim had his left hand nearly hacked off, while the second victim’s left hand was chopped off at the wrist, while the third victim suffered injuries to his left palm.

“All three victims received treatment at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital,” he said in a statement here tonight, adding that the victims’ statements have been recorded.

The three victims said they were attacked by around 20 men in masks and armed with clubs and machetes because of a dispute over drug territory, he said.

Police have arrested three men, aged 23 to 37. A remand order will be sought tomorrow while the police track down the rest of the suspects.
The severed hand was recovered near a burning Toyota Vios after it was involved in an accident in front of Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta early this morning.


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