A Man In Kedah Stabbed 4-Year-Old Girl And Her Younger Brother To Death With A Parang
The suspect, armed with a parang, barged into their house last night.
On Tuesday night at around 11pm, a four-year-old girl and her one-year-old brother were stabbed to death by a man who ran amok
He was arrested in the same village about two hours later
Kedah CID Chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Mior Faridalathrash Wahid was quoted saying the suspect was arrested shortly after the incident.
"The children, who were with their mother, in one of the rooms were slashed by the suspect. The suspect was then apprehended by others," SAC Mior added.
The suspect has previous records involving drug-related offences
SAC Mior said that the case was being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder while police will apply for a remand order against the suspect.
The bodies of the two children had been sent to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar for post mortem, according to Malay Mail, which cited a Bernama report.
During his murderous frenzy, the suspect had first attacked a man in the house, who later received 10 stitches near his left ear
According to the kids' 60-year-old grandmother, Jamilah Ismail, the suspect first attacked her son-in-law, then proceeded to one of the rooms where four-year-old Nurul Hanim Idris and her younger brother Muhammad Hafis were sleeping with their mother.
"He tried to swing his parang at my daughter but she managed to avoid.
"My daughter was panicked that she left the room to look for help. But the suspect was cruel and went ahead to attack and killed my two grandchildren," the grandmother was quoted as saying by NST Online today, 9 January.
The suspect, before he was arrested, reportedly told his relatives that he is drenched in blood and that he had murdered the victims
"I am drenched in blood. I have murdered (the victims)."
Police are now trying to determine if there was a tiff between the suspect and the victims family, both of whom live nearby
SAC Mior said police are looking into the possibility that there could have been a misunderstanding between the two prior to the incident, reported NST Online.
"Maybe not yesterday (Tuesday) or the day before (the misunderstanding took place)... maybe even way before that. That is a possibility and we are looking into it.
"We will call the children’s father to have his statement taken later. Right now, the family is in deep grief," he said, adding that while the suspect had five previous records for drug-related offences, urine test conducted after he was arrested came back negative for drugs, ruling out the possibility that he had acted under the influence of drugs.