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by winnie yeoh
Chin Len Wong, 83, (right) and his wife Chang Yook Kee, 71.
BALIK PULAU: A technician who visited his parents in Jalan Tun Sardon here had the shock of his life when he found his father lying in a pool of blood on the floor of their home.
Chin Len Wong, 83, who had head injuries, died half an hour later while his wife Chang Yook Kee, 71, was rushed to the Balik Pulau Hospital with a fractured arm.
Their son Hooi Min, 48, who lives in Bukit Mertajam, said he had gone to the house at about 9am yesterday to bring breakfast for his parents.
“My parents have lived in the house for over 50 years and my father single-handedly managed a 2.8ha orchard,” he said.
The single-storey house is located in the middle of Chin’s orchard about 300m from the foot of a hill.
“I was shocked when I entered the house and saw my parents lying on the bedroom floor.
“My father was breathing faintly and I kept telling him not to fall asleep,” Hooi Min said at the scene.
He added that his two brothers and sister visited their parents daily.
“My younger brother visited them on Tuesday and he told me both my parents were fine,” he said.
The police recovered a piece of wood believed to have been used in the attack of the duo.
Cash and jewellery were also missing from the house.
Balik Pulau OCPD Supt Mohd Hatta Mohd Zain said that more than one person was involved in the attack that might have taken place between 3am and 4am.
“The robbers entered the house from the side door as a piece of glass of the shutter window was missing and a person could have easily extended a hand to unlock the door,” he said.
He said there were several theft cases in the area and police were zeroing in on foreign workers.
“We do not rule out that this might be the work of the same people,” he said.
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