A 60-Year-Old Mother Was Brutally Beaten To Death In Her Sepang Home

She was the former D-G of the Department of Personal Data Protection.

Cover image via Berita Harian

In Sepang, former Director-General (D-G) of the Department of Personal Data Protection was brutally beaten to death at her home

According to multiple reports, the 60-year-old woman was killed after she was allegedly attacked by her son, a person with autism.

A report in the Malay Mail, which cited Sepang police chief Assistant Commissioner Abdul Aziz Ali, said Khalidah Mohd Darus "was attacked at the front door, and then near the sofa as seen from the blood droplets, and was later dragged into the bedroom."

New Straits Times (NST Online), meanwhile, quoted a neighbour of the victim saying that an eight-year-old child had heard Khalidah's scream for help.

"The victim had just moved here more than a month ago before Ramadan. (During the attack) she was alone with her autistic son because her husband works in Johor.

"When she called for help, she had injuries on her face. One hour later, her other son who works in Kuala Lumpur arrived and asked the neighbours to help in calming down his agitated brother," the neighbour was quoted as saying by NST Online.

Image via Malaysiakini

Khalidah's body was found in a bedroom on the ground floor of the three-storey semi-detached bungalow at Taman Warisan Indah

Initial investigations revealed that she put up a struggle during the attack.

According to ACP Abdul Aziz, police rushed to the scene after the victim's youngest son alerted Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi police station on finding his mother's body.

The Sepang ACP added that the forensic team discovered that there were no stab wounds on the 60-year-old victim's body.

"The victim had bruises on her arms, stomach and mouth with broken teeth. Her nose was also broken and bleeding with a cut on her forehead," he said.

The 25-year-old suspect, who was arrested at the crime scene on Tuesday night, 3 July, has been sent to seven-day remand

The suspect, who is a person with autism since birth and is dependent on daily doses of medication, was the only one at home with his mother during the incident.

Police have sent Khalidah's body for a post-mortem examination.

Malay Mail quoted Selangor Criminal Investigations Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Fadzil Ahmat saying that Khalidah had retired last May.

Image via Berita Harian

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