ALOR SETAR: A 46-year-old fortune teller was killed in an attack by her ex-husband during his late night visit to her Taman Saga house here.
The man, a backhoe driver, ran amok when Ung Siew Lin refused to open the door.
He torched her car and broke into the house before attacking her and two daughters with a parang.
Ung died at the scene from injuries to her head, body and arms.
Her eldest daughter Wong Chiew Ying, 26, suffered a broken left arm while foster daughter Chn'g Sheve Mei, also 26, sustained head injuries and a broken right arm.
Ung's two other daughters Chew Shen, 22, and Chew Wei, 21, escaped unharmed.
Kota Setar acting OCPD Supt Baharom Abu said the 54-year-old man appeared at the house at 12.17am yesterday and became upset when Ung refused to open the door.
“After setting Ung's car on fire at the front porch, he broke into the house through a back door.
“Ung and her daughters tried to run out the front door but the man caught up with Ung at the front porch and repeatedly stabbed her.
Supt Baharom said that firemen, summoned to put out the car fire, had to spray water at the man before neighbours pinned him down, injuring him during the scuffle.
Ung died before the ambulance arrived. Neighbours sent her injured daughters to the hospital.
Supt Baharom said initial investigations showed that the couple divorced three years ago and the man had been harassing Ung since then.
Chn'g is reported to be in critical condition at the intensive care unit in Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital while Chiew Ying, who underwent surgery on her left arm yesterday afternoon, is in stable condition.
Attempts to interview the daughters failed as they were too traumatised.
Later, a neighbour, who declined to be named, said although the man had tried to visit Ung several times since she moved into her house, she had refused to meet him.
It is learnt that the man, who has remarried, now lives in Taman Padi Mas.
Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung said the Taman Saga Welfare Body would assist in Ung's funeral. Also present was Kedah Gerakan chairman Dr Cheah Soon Hai.
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