[Update: The quarrel started when both the suspect and victim, in their 50’s, were fighting over a PC to watch Hong Kong Dramas, and not to play Dota 2. The article has been altered to reflect this.] It’s all fun and games until someone gets stabbed in the neck. On the 2nd of January, an individual at a cyber cafe in Taman Bukit Serdang was stabbed in the neck for allegedly hogging a computer to watch Hong Kong Dramas.
It all started at about 11PM when the suspect demanded the victim to give up a particular PC so that he could use it. When the victim ignored his demands, the two then had a “heated verbal exchange”. According to Razimi Ahmad, the Serdang Police Chief Assistant Commissioner, the suspect left the scene after the argument, but later returned with his friend while carrying a badminton racquet bag containing a parang and a plank which were used to attack the cyber cafe worker.
The fight broke out inside the cyber cafe itself, but the management team managed to break up the fight and led them outside. It was also believed that the trio continued the fight outside, according to news reports that cited unnamed witnesses. Four other people defended the victim, but got injured by the two attackers in the scuffle.
The victim has been admitted to the Serdang Hospital and is currently placed in a ward. According to The Star Online, his condition is stable. On the other hand, the suspect and his friend have been apprehended, and according to Razimi, the two will be held overnight.