A 24-year-old Indonesian welder has been detained under suspicion of murder after he allegedly slit the throat of a 36-year-old man at a cooked food center in Johor Bahru District of Johor, Malaysia.

At 6:30am on November 14, the victim, who for the last two years sold carton boxes, did simple cleaning work and stayed overnight in the cooked food center in Gelang Patah, was sleeping on one of the tables inside the center, the Guang Ming Daily (Malaysia) reported.

According to a witness, the alleged attacker approached and woke the victim who was reportedly fast asleep. The pair began to argue heatedly and soon the noise of breaking glass was heard.

The Indonesian perpetrator reportedly slit the other man’s throat and was then seen lingering beside the victim, who was lying unconscious in a pool of his own blood.

Store owners and passers-by together restrained the attacker and handed him over to the Iskandar Puteri police, who have classified the incident as an alleged murder case.