Reporters waiting outside the crime scene.
BANGI: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly murdered by her own father while her two sisters were severely injured at their home in Bandar Baru Bangi. The man was later apprehended by police following a manhunt.
It is learnt that the girls' 15-year-old sister came home at about 4.15pm Thursday to find two girls injured in the living room with their father was holding a bloodstained parang.
The sister ran upstairs before calling the police. The father then fled the scene.
Selangor deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar said police arrived on scene to discover the seven-year-old girl dead in a back room on the ground floor of the house.
"Her neck was slashed severely...she had died when we got there.
"We immediately rushed the two other girls to Kajang Hospital to receive treatment," he said when met at the scene.
A manhunt for the 44-year-old father was launched soon after.
"We managed to track him down at a river some 300 meters away at about 6.30pm.
"He had wounds on his arm as we believe he had jumped into the river to escape," he said adding that, the man was sent to Kajang Hospital as well for treatment.
DCP Abdul Rahim said the injured girls aged 10 and 12 are receiving treatment.
He added the man had another son aged 17.