LIPIS – What started out as a normal conversation about religion and divinity quickly turned into something gruesome as an old couple was hacked to death by their drug-positive son.
According to Bernama, the tragedy occurred on Monday (4 Oct) in Kampung Kemahang Hulu, Benta at 10.30pm.
The victims were 68-year-old security guard Mohammad Maasai and his wife, a 64-year-old retired hostel supervisor, Zailan Zainudin.
Both of them were found dead at the scene.
Course of event
According to Berita Harian, Lipis District Police Chief, Superintendent Azli Mohd Noor, said the victim’s 31-year-old unemployed son was present at the time of the crime.
It is believed that the family had been conversing in the living room.
Before the unexpected turn of events, the mother went into a room, leaving the accused with his father.
Azli said the suspect claimed to have seen his father’s eyes turn black and wanted to attack him, causing the suspect to take a machete in the room before struggling and slashing the senior citizen.
Based on initial investigation, Azli disclosed that the suspect claim to have seen his father’s eyes turn black, causing the son to grab a parang to hack and slash the father.
“The suspect’s mother, who was aware of the incident after hearing her husband shouting, approached to help. However, she was slashed and stabbed by the suspect in the neck and head.
“Hearing noises, the suspect’s mother came to her husband’s aid. However, the attacker’s attention was then turned to her.”
He attacked her in the neck and head. The mother tried to escape but collapsed near the house’s fence.
Azli said, when arrested by the residents, the suspect was naked and covered in blood.
The Superintended added that the suspect was naked and covered in blood when the village residents apprehended him.
Furthermore, a resident inspected the family’s house and found the victim (Mohammad) dead on the floor, covered in blood.
“The suspect’s mother was found lifeless on the grounds outside their home.”
Shocking news to suspect’s sister
The suspect’s 33-year-old sister, who wants to be known as Aishah, told Utusan Malaysia, that she couldn’t believe the incident happened her brother had always been a happy and well-behaved child.
Unfortunately, due to the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (PKP), she had not seen her parents for almost two years.
“I was informed of this tragedy by relatives early yesterday morning. I immediately took my husband and returned to the village.
“In a previous call with my mother, she mentioned that my brother was normal, happy. He did not show signs of any strange behaviour,” Aishah recounted.
As far as she is aware, her brother who lived with his parents is unemployed.
Alas, she is no longer able to see their parents.
The police have now seized a machete as well as other evidence.
According to Bernama, the suspect has tested positive for drugs. Hence, he has been remanded in custody and is investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
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