Man stabs nephew, niece trying to stop family spat in Sungai Petani

SUNGAI PETANI (Bernama): A 38-year-old man and his younger sister, 23, were injured after they were stabbed by their uncle who failed to obtain money to buy drugs in an incident at Taman Melati here on Sunday (July 11).

Kuala Muda deputy OCPD Supt Anuar Abdul Rahman @ Abdul Rahim said police found the 61-year-old suspect also breached the Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP) by making an interstate trip to go to his 63-year-old sister's house.

"We were alerted by the public to the incident at 1pm Sunday, arising from a misunderstanding between the suspect and his sister after she refused to give him money.

"During the incident, the siblings tried to stop the fight, but the suspect took out a knife, believed brought from his house and stabbed his nephew in the stomach and his niece’s left hand, ” he said in a statement Monday (July 12).

The suspect fled and was arrested three hours later in a raid at a house in Felda Sungai Tiang, Pendang, after police received a report on the incident, he said, adding the suspect had a criminal record with five previous crime and drug-related offences.

"Police seized the knife. The suspect also tested positive for morphine and has been remanded for five days to facilitate investigations, ” he said. - Bernama

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