March 21, 1909
|Cause of death||Shot by police|
|Date|| March 21, 1909|
At approximately 4 p.m. on that day Jaya, a native from Kedah who was about thirty to forty years of age, wanted to buy chandu opium at a shop in Tranum, but when the shop keeper refused to sell him more of the drug on credit he grabbed a big knife and randomly attacked people in the street, leaving dead a Malay, a Tamil, and three Chinese. He also wounded eight other people, most of them seriously, among them the wife and daughter of the Malay he had killed, as well as a man from Sri Lanka, and five Chinese, one who suffered a stab near the heart.
Eventually Jaya was stopped by two or three police officers who fired several shots at him. Gravely wounded he attempted to commit suicide, but was disarmed before he could succeed. He died on his way to the hospital.
- ↑ Amok in Pahang, The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (March 24, 1909)
- ↑ Amok at Tranum, The Straits Times (March 25, 1909)
- ↑ Amok at Tranum, The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (March 26, 1909)
- ↑ The Raub amok, The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (March 29, 1909)