An eight-month-old baby boy was killed by his own mother when she slashed his throat with a knife at a resort in Pulau Mantanani, Sabah yesterday, 18 October
The baby, Jerry Yohanes died at the scene while his three other siblings, eight-year-old Nurul Hanisa, seven-year-old Melati, and five-year-old Jehan were critically injured by having their throats slashed as well, reports New Straits Times.
The family was in the staff quarters of the resort during the incident.
The 30-year-old mother wanted to slash her own throat after slashing her children, but was stopped by her husband
"The man was drenched in blood. He asked for help and said his four children had their throats slashed," a source told NST.
"They found four children sprawled on the floor, all soaked in blood," the source added.
It is reported that the woman had been suffering from depression
Sabah police commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah has confirmed that the police are still investigating the case and the baby's death has been classified as murder.
The woman and her three other children were sent to Kota Belud Hospital by boat and are reported to be in a stable condition
The body of the eight-month-old was also sent to the hospital for a post-mortem.
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