SEREMBAN: When her husband failed to return to Malaysia, a distraught Indonesian woman poisoned herself with weed killer. She also gave some to her two-year-old daughter.
Reni Wahabi, however, did not take the life of her four-day-old baby.
The baby was found covered in mosquito bites but otherwise unharmed.
Neighbours found Reni and her daughter dead in her home in Kampung Siliau, Rantau, near here yesterday.
Norliza Yunos, 42, alerted the police when the 32-year-old woman failed to respond to her calls.
I peeped through the door and noticed Reni lying motionless on a chair holding her daughter, she said.
I screamed and the other neighbours came, she said.
Norliza said that, on several occasions, Reni had said that she would kill herself if her husband, also a foreigner, reneged on his promise to return to Malaysia from his homeland.
Acting OCPD Supt Mohd Taib Latif said there were stab marks on the two-year-old child as well.
The remains of both mother and daughter had been sent to the Seremban Hospital for a post-mortem.
Meanwhile, the maggot-infested body of a man clad only in a pair of underpants was found by two anglers in Taman Ujong, about 7am, yesterday along a tributary of the Linggi river.
Supt Mohd Taib said a post-mortem revealed there was no foul play and that the victim had died of natural causes, a few days earlier.
He also urged those with missing family member to contact the police at 06-6013222.