KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- Mariapragasam Siva visited a friend's house to celebrate the first day of Aidilfitri in Taman Desa Coalfields, Sungai Buloh last night.
By a cruel twist of fate, his family will never see him again.
As Siva, 22, left the house on his motorycle with a friend, a group of men in a car rammed the machine from behind, causing him and his pillion rider to be thrown to the ground.
Siva had hardly picked himself up when the group, armed with sharp weapons, attacked him relentlessly in the incident about 8.30pm. His friend panicked and escaped.
Selangor CID chief SAC Mohd Adnan Abdullah said today, residents sent Siva to the Sungai Buloh Hospital where he died upon arrival.
He said the victim sustained slash wounds in the head and body, adding that the motive of the murder had yet to be ascertained.
Meanwhile, Siva's mother, M. Batumani, 55, said the victim, who was the eldest of three children, had informed her that he would be visiting a friend's house for Aidilfitri celebration.
"He left the house about 7.50pm after informing me that he would spend the night with his friends in Genting Highlands before returning home the following day," she added.