A dispute over religion and divinity is believed to have led a man to kill his parents with a parang in Kuantan, Pahang last night, 5 October
According to Utusan Malaysia, the incident took place at Kampung Kemahang Hulu, Benta at 11.30pm on Tuesday.
Lipis district police chief Supt Azli Mohd Noor said preliminary investigation revealed that the incident began when the 31-year-old unemployed suspect sat down with his 68-year-old father, who worked as a security guard, to talk about matters related to religion and divinity.
Astro Awani reported that a dispute arose during the discussion.
"After that, the suspect saw his father's eyes turn 'black' and seemed to want to attack him," Utusan Malaysia quoted Azli as saying.
The suspect then allegedly went into a room to take a machete, and proceeded to slash his father despite his shouts of protest.
Bernama reported that the father was stabbed on the head and shoulder.
"The suspect's mother who saw the struggle came to help her husband but was also attacked and suffered stab wounds to the neck and head," Azli said, reported Utusan Malaysia
The district police chief said the suspect's mother — a 64-year-old retired hostel supervisor — escaped from the house and collapsed near a fence.
The suspect went after his mother but he could not find her. Thus, he went back into the house before walking out and heading towards Jalan Raya Benta, Jerantut near the village.
Azli said a resident later went to the suspect's house and found the father lying lifeless on the ground and covered in blood.
Other residents also found the mother lying on the grass near the fence. Azli said when the residents found her, she had already passed on.
They contacted the police following that.
Azli added that the residents also arrested the suspect and handed him over to the police upon their arrival at the scene
Astro Awani reported that the suspect was found naked and covered in blood about 150m away from the scene.
The suspect tested positive for drugs, according to Bernama. He will be remanded for seven days to help with the investigation under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
Pahang deputy police chief Datuk Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said the police are still investigating the motive of the incident.