GEORGE TOWN, May 22 (Bernama) -- A couple''s romantic stroll on the beach
ended in horror when the man was attacked by five youths, one armed with a
machete, near Queensbay mall last night.
In the 10pm incident, S. Arivarasan''s right leg was almost severed as the
assailants who arrived in motorcycles, pounced on the 25-year-old victim.
Arivarasan was warded at the Penang Hospital''s intensive care unit where his
condition was described as stable.
The police have not ruled out revenge as the motive of the attack.
A witness, identified only as Faizal, said the motorcyclists parked their
machines in front of his food stall before attacking the victim.
"It happened so fast that no one could do anything to help the victim...
furthermore, there were not many people there at the time," he said.
South West district police deputy chief DSP Lai Fah Hin urged those with
information on the attack to contact the South West police headquarters at
04-8662222 or the nearest police station to facilitate investigations.
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