GEORGE TOWN: Commotion rocked a clinic here when a 67-year-old male patient stabbed the doctor twice while undergoing a check-up.
Dr Lee Kok Seng, in his 50s, was wounded on the left side of his waist in the 9pm drama at the private clinic in Magazine Road here yesterday.
A nurse at the clinic said she heard Dr Lee screaming some 20 minutes after the suspect entered the consultation room.
Rushing inside, she saw the doctor bleeding while the suspect was lying on the floor.
A member of the Penang Island Voluntary (Security) Patrol unit Lim Teong Lean, who happened to be at the clinic, alerted the police and summoned for an ambulance.
He had barged into the room when he heard the doctor screamed.
“Dr Lee had (somehow) managed to subdue the suspect when I rushed into the room.
“I asked the two nurses to tie the suspect's hand with a rope to prevent him from becoming rowdy,” said Lim.
It is learnt that Dr Lee was sent to the Penang Hospital where he was given outpatient treatment.
Police arrived shortly after and detained the suspect.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Gan Kong Meng said the motive is yet to be ascertained.
“The police have also recovered the knife used in the attack,” he said, adding that the case was classified under Section 324 of the Penal Code for causing grievous hurt. - theStarOnline