Army retiree allegedly killed by mentally ill son

CYBERJAYA: A 73-year-old army retiree was found lying dead in a pool of blood in his house in Kampung Jenderam Hulu, Sepang after he was allegedly punched in the face repeatedly and stabbed by his son, who is believed to be mentally ill.

Sepang district police chief ACP Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof said the victim's 48-year-old son went berserk when police arrived at the family home at around 7pm on Wednesday (Dec 1) and tried to arrest him.

Police also confiscated the cake knife that was used in the attack, he added.

He said the suspect, a person with disabilities (OKU) card holder, allegedly went on a rampage because he had not taken his psychiatric medication for some time.

"The suspect has to take sedatives prescribed by Hospital Banting every day,” ACP Wan Kamarul told an Operasi Cegah Jenayah press conference on Monday (Dec 6).

He said the victim’s body, which was found in the living room with severe facial injuries as well as wounds on the chest and hands, has been sent to Hospital Serdang for post-mortem.

He said the suspect, who suffered from seizures and anaemia and has no criminal record, is under remand until Tuesday (Dec 7).

The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder, he added. – Bernama

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