Last week, on 18 June, it was reported that a three-year-old girl was stabbed to death by her 21-year-old uncle
Early reports indicate that she was stabbed 30 times. City police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said that her uncle, who was believed to have been a drug addict, had tested negative for drugs.
Upon inspecting the victim, medical staff discovered multiple stab wounds said to have been made with a sharp object.
New developments have since come to light as it was revealed on Thursday, 28 June, that the girl was actually stabbed with a pair of scissors 59 times
"At the time of the incident, the suspect was using the scissors to cut lengths of straws so that he could fill them with methamphetamine, when the victim approached him from behind and began to disturb him," said Mazlan, according to New Straits Times.
It was reported that the man then pushed his niece down and she knocked over the scissors.
Mazlan told reporters that, "At this point, the suspect lost his temper and stabbed the child 59 times, three of which pierced her heart and lungs."
Before the incident, the girl's mother was said to have been with an infant sleeping on the second floor of the two-storey house in Kepong
According to theSun, the victim's grandmother had gone out for a short while to get something. When she arrived home, she noticed blood stains on the floor and a white blanket covering what appeared to be a body. Screaming, she ran upstairs to find the girl's mother, and reportedly found the suspect playing with the baby.
Police arrested the suspect on the same day that the murder took place.
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