Man stabbed, mowed down in Johor Baru

JOHOR BARU: A 30-year old man was stabbed and mowed down by a car with four men inside, at a petrol station in Jalan Sri Pelangi, Taman Pelangi here, tonight.

The incident happened around 7.30pm when the victim, who was with a foreign woman in her 20s and believed to be his wife, was using the air pump at the premises to inflate the tyres of their Volkswagen.

State Police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the four men in a BMW had approached the couple and tried to drag the man into their vehicle.

However, the victim resisted and a struggle ensued. In the event, the woman ran to seek help from the public.

"The victim managed to free himself but the suspects then got back into their car, made a turn and mowed him down and then reversed the vehicle and knocked him down again before escaping," Mohd Khalil told reporters at the scene.

He said the man died on the spot.

Police also found a stab wound on the left side of the victim's chest.

"Police have taken the statement of the woman who is still in trauma over the incident," he said.

He said the motive of the incident was being investigated, and the case classified under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder. — Bernama