KAJANG: The police have detained a 40-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a 10-year-old girl in Bandar Sungai Long in a random attack.
Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof said the suspect, who was drunk at the time, managed to get into the victim's house and entered her room.
"We believe he approached the sleeping victim and stabbed her in her chest and stomach.
The victim's father was asleep but was awoken by her screaming," he said.
ACP Ahmad Dzaffir added that the suspect fled after the attack but left his motorcycle in front of a nearby shop.
"Several police teams were deployed to track down the suspect. We managed to detain him at about 3.30am on Sunday (May 19)," he said adding that the suspect has been remanded for six days.
He added that the police also seized a knife and a bottle of an alcoholic drink from the suspect.
"The victim was sent to the Kajang Hospital for treatment. An initial investigation revealed that the suspect did not know the victim. We believe it was a random attack as he was drunk," he said.
It is learnt that the suspect was seen loitering around in a drunken stupor at about 5am on Saturday (May 18) near the victim's house located on the third floor of a shophouse, before the attack happened.