The police have detained a man to facilitate investigations into last Thursday’s machete attack on a mother of three in Taman Klang Jaya.
The attack was captured on video which has since gone viral.
The 37-year-old, believed to be the main suspect in the attack, was picked up yesterday evening. Four other suspects have also been nabbed at several locations since Friday.
Police had also seized a car, machete and several mobile phones from the suspects.
In the 9am incident last Thursday, Komathi Ramachandran, 42, was at her workplace in Taman Klang Jaya when she was confronted by two men before one of them slashed her several times with a machete and dragged her into a blue Proton Satria.
The assailants dumped the victim, who had sustained injuries on the head, legs, left wrist and back, at the Seremban Hospital where her condition was reported to be stable.
It was also reported that initial police investigations revealed the attack could have been driven by jealousy and linked to a ‘crime of passion’.
The case has been classified as attempted murder under Section 307 of the Penal Code.
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