Sabah man kills brother during drinking session

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A drinking session involving two brothers turned bloody when one of them slashed the other to death with a machete.

Mr Lojimin Makking, 35, bled to death after he was slashed several times by his 29-year-old brother at 9pm on Friday in Malaysia.

The Star reported that the siblings had been drinking outside their house in Kampung Tiong Kamburuan in Kota Belud district.

Mr Lojimin had apparently started to run amok halfway through the drinking session, prompting his younger brother to slash him in defence.

Pool of blood

District police chief Supt Mohan Nadesan said: "Relatives heard the two men shouting at each other and minutes later, they saw the suspect running out and screaming for help."

Mr Lojimin was found lying in a pool of blood with wounds on his hand and back, he said.

Supt Mohan said the younger brother is being held for questioning. Police are seeking a seven-day remand today to detain him further.

They said they needed more time to get the details of the incident from the suspect as he was still "sleepy" and could not give proper information at the time of the arrest.

Source: The Star