Lukut Police Station, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Photo: Google Maps

A 19-year-old Bangladeshi factory worker in the southwestern Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan was slashed across his arm by two men who robbed him of 2,700 ringgit (US$700) on Friday evening.

At 7pm, the victim visited a convenience store near his workplace in Linggi to make a withdrawal of his monthly pay, while two men believed to be Indonesians were watching the store, waiting for possible victims, China Press reported.

The men followed the Bangladeshi on their motorcycle and attacked him with a parang, a type of machete common in Malaysia, when no one was in sight. The victim managed to evade the first attack and tried to escape the robbers by dashing back to the factory workers’ hostel.

However, the pair chased their victim and attacked him again, this time slashing his right arm, causing him to fall down. They took 2,700 ringgit from the man and fled.

Though injured and covered in blood, the victim managed to make his way back to the hostel, where his colleagues sent him to a nearby clinic for treatment. They later helped him file a report of the robbery to the police.

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