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Deadly quarrel between relatives, uncle slashed to death

MIRI: A man was slashed to death with a sharp weapon during a quarrel with his nephew at the victim’s house in Luak near here last night.
Geoffrey Gau, 43, from Ulu Baram near here sustained multiple slash wounds on his head, neck and hands and died on the spot in the 8.55pm incident.
His nephew, 34, who was believed to have been under the influence of drug “syabu” during the incident, immediately fled the scene after murder.
District deputy police chief Superintendent Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the victim's body was found inside the living room of the house by the wife of the nephew.
Panicked by the shocking discovery compounded with the absence of her husband, the woman immediately alerted the police.
"The nephew, who was hiding at a neighbour's house near his home, was arrested about two hours after the incident.
“Police seized a samurai sword and a "parang ilang" (traditional Dayak dagger) with blood stains from the suspect," he told reporters today.
Stanley said preliminary investigations showed that the victim came to stay with the nephew to find treatment for his shingles two days ago.
Stanley said: "The suspect has been remanded for a week to facilitate investigation."
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder, which carries the mandatory death sentence.

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