KUALA LUMPUR: Police checks have discovered that the man found dead with his two children in a Taman Sri Sinar apartment was an alcoholic with a criminal record, said Sentul OCPD Asst Comm R Munusamy.
He said that 34-year-old Cheah Hing Soon had been arrested for drug-related offences in 2005.
Three-year-old Cheah Kai Sze and her seven-month-old baby brother Cheah Kai Wen were found dead and stuffed into plastic containers in a room in their apartment unit in Taman Sri Sinar while their father was found dead in the master bedroom on Monday.
The dead children’s two elder brothers – aged six and eight years old – have been telling stories of a violent father and a mother who was too traumatised and out of touch with the real world to protect them as they endured abuse at their Taman Sri Sinar apartment.
ACP Munusamy added that the doctors who carried out the post-mortem had revealed that Kai Sze was dead for more than a week while Kai Wen was dead for more than five days.
He added that the doctors said that the father Hing Soon was dead for more than 48 hours.
The investigation was initially focused on the 35-year-old mother who had gaps and lapses in her story to the police.
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