ALOR SETAR: A man ended up being killed and dumped inside a plastic barrel for always borrowing his younger brother’s shirts.
Apparently, the last straw came when he wore a shirt that was given to the younger brother by his girlfriend.
Police found the body of the 34-year-old man, believed to have been killed by his younger sibling, in a blue barrel filled with concrete behind their house.
Initial investigation showed that he died following a fight with the younger brother who had told him off for always wearing his clothes.
According to a statement from the police, the younger brother said during interrogation last Friday evening that he confronted his older brother, who had always taken his shirts to wear.
The older one then got a meat cleaver and attacked his sibling.
But the younger brother managed to seize the cleaver and struck the victim in the neck, causing his death.
The younger brother then stuffed the body into a blue plastic barrel. The next day, he filled the barrel with wet concrete.
At 1am yesterday, however, the younger brother was filled with guilt and confessed his misdeed to another older brother.
A police report was lodged shortly later.
The barrel containing the victim’s remains was found at their house in Kepala Batas.
A neighbour, who knew the family, said the victim recently wore his younger brother’s shirt, which was a gift from his girlfriend.
It is learned that the victim was jobless while the 25-year-old brother was a fried chicken hawker.
Kedah CID chief Asst Comm Sapii Ahmad said the case was being investigated for murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
“The weapon and construction equipment to mix the concrete were recovered and seized from the house,” he said.