Couple found dead at home in alleged murder cum suicide in Penang

BUTTERWORTH: A husband and wife were found dead inside their house at Taman Kimsar here in what police believed to be a murder cum suicide incident on Saturday (July 10).

Penang CID chief SAC Rahimi Mohd Ra'ais said the bodies of the couple were found by their 28-year-old son, who called the police at about 3pm to inform on the matter.

"When police reached the house, we found that the 54-year-old woman was found in a pool of blood on a bed, while her 65-year-old husband was found hanged in the kitchen area of the house," he said.

SAC Rahimi said checks in the bedroom found that the woman was stabbed three times at her neck, cheek and stomach during the incident.

SAC Rahimi said police also found a knife next to the body, believed to be used by the husband to kill his wife.

SAC Rahimi said initial investigations did not rule out that the possibility of the murder cum suicide was caused by jealousy involving the couple.

"We believed the couple had some misunderstanding before they were found dead," he said.

The bodies of the couple have been sent to Hospital Seberang Jaya for post mortem.

The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

Those suffering from problems can reach out to: Mental Health Psychosocial Support Service (03-2935 9935 or 014-322 3392); Talian Kasih (15999 or WhatsApp 019-261 5999); Jakim’s Family, Social and Community care centre (WhatsApp 0111-959 8214); and Befrienders Kuala Lumpur (03-7627 2929 or a full list of numbers and operating hours).

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