Man sent to gallows for murdering three relatives

MELAKA (Bernama) – The Malaysian High Court yesterday sentenced to death an unemployed man for the murder of three foster relatives three years ago.

Judge Datuk Ahmad Nasfy Yasin also sentenced Luqman Hadi Mustapa, 31, to 10 years imprisonment, to run concurrently, on each of two charges of the attempted murder of two siblings.

Luqman Hadi was found guilty of murdering Mariah Baharim, 61, (the sister of Luqman’s foster mother), Hassan A Wahab, 70, (Mariah’s husband) and Muhammad Taufeq Hassan, 22 (Mariah and Hassan’s son) on August 25, 2016, between 5.50am and 6.15am at a house in Jalan Sidang Said in Bertam Malim.

He was also found guilty of attempting to murder Mariah’s daughters, Noor Haslinda Diyana Hassan, 26, and Nur Aqedah Aeina Hassan, 24, at the same time, date and place.