Parts of the city centre in the Malaysian state of Johor Baru have been put on lockdown as police launched a manhunt for several suspects involved in the brutal murder of a motorist on Sunday (Dec 17) night.
All active police units in Johor Baru Utara and Iskandar Puteri districts have also been put on standby and alert as the manhunt widens in South Johor, reported Malay Mail on Monday (Dec 18).
It is understood that the police have identified a 55-year-old man as the owner of the white BMW used in the attack and have since placed him on the wanted list, said the newspaper.
Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said that a description of the suspects’ car, a white BMW with the registration plate number WB79L, was posted on Johor police’s Facebook page, reported New Straits Times. Members of the public are urged to call the police if they find the white BMW.
Footage of the shocking murder was captured by an eyewitness and has since made its rounds on several social media platforms.
The victim died at the scene. Police have yet to disclose the identity of the deceased.
The motive of the attack which has been classified as murder by the police is not clear at the moment.