Home > News > Nation
Sunday July 6, 2014 MYT 9:55:00 PM
Sunday July 6, 2014 MYT 10:32:01 PM
MALACCA: A teenager, believed to have been beaten up by his father because he wanted to get a job to help the family, was found dead in his room in Kampung Jaya, Alor Gajah on Sunday.
Alor Gajah District Deputy Police Chief Supt Abd Rahman Jid said the victim, Muhamad Hafiz Abd Ghani, 17, reportedly had an argument with his father, 52, in their house at about 5pm Saturday.
"The victim wanted to find a job, but the father disagreed," he said.
Abd Rahman said Muhamad Hafiz, who would usually not go against his father's wishes, refused to take no for an answer, which resulted in a heated argument breaking out between them.
He said the father then hit the victim, the eldest of 10 children, with a wooden club, causing him to lose consciousness.
Abd Rahman said Muhamad Hafiz's mother wanted to send him to the hospital for treatment but the father refused, claiming it was not serious.
He said the victim's mother, 38, tried to wake her son for their pre-dawn meal Sunday before beginning their fast, but Muhamad Hafiz did not wake up, reported Bernama.
Siti Habibah said she wanted to go into his room to wake him later, but her husband stopped her, saying that their son could be still tired and sleeping.
''Then I saw my husband leaving the house in a rush without his phone and wallet at about 8.30am.
''I suspected something amiss and went to check on Muhamad Hafiz in his room,'' she said, adding she was shocked to find him lifeless on the bed.
She then lodged a police report at about 9am Sunday.
Abd Rahman said the police were now hunting for the father, who was still missing.
Tags / Keywords:
Crime, Father, Son, Beating, Death
Man bashed up over borrowed motorcycle helmet
Two Perak assemblymen among six protesters detained
Court upholds ex-school bus driver’s conviction over couple’s death
MACC: Naval graft case may involve more people
Court rules IT exec must answer murder charge
China appreciates Najib's presence at Boao Forum
Customs dept gears up for GST
Sarawak minister: Teachers here to teach, not convert students
Nestlé rewards consumers with biggest promotion ever
The great South Australian adventure
Living away from Malaysia can trigger a lot of different longings
O'Connell named Six Nations player of tournament
iZombie breathes new life into dead genre
Rundown sentinels of roads’ colonial past
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)