Man arrested for allegedly murdering own mother in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: Penang police have arrested a man suspected of murdering his mother in an apartment in Relau.

Northeast district police chief ACP Razlam Ab Hamid said that the 40-year-old suspect is, believed to have mental health issues, was apprehended at the residence after police received information about the incident from the suspect's brother.

The suspect had contacted his brother at around 5pm to tell him that he had stabbed their 67-year-old mother with a pair of scissors.

"Based on preliminary investigations, the victim's two sons (including the suspect's brother) tried to call their mother but received no response.

"However, they were shocked when the suspect called to inform them that he had stabbed their mother with a pair of scissors and that she had died," he said on Saturday (June 15).

According to ACP Razlam, investigations also revealed that the victim visited the apartment, which belonged to her late husband, for three days a week from Fridays to Sundays and she stayed with her eldest child in Batu Maung the rest of the week.

Further investigations also found that the suspect had previously threatened his family members and had received psychiatric treatment last year. – Bernama

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