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Man who allegedly murdered parents remanded for seven days

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – The man suspected of murdering his parents during an argument in their home at Kampung Sungai Penchala in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has been remanded for seven days from on Sunday.

Kuala Lumpur Police chief Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid said the 42-year-old suspect, who was arrested on Saturday, was taken to the Brickfields Police Headquarters (IPD) and tested positive for three types of drugs.

“The suspect is detained at the Brickfields IPD lockup. The remand application was made today and approved by the Kuala Lumpur magistrate for seven days until Saturday (December 16),” he told a media conference at the Brickfields IPD in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.

Kuala Lumpur Police chief Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid. PHOTO: BERNAMA

Allaudeen said the couple was found lying in a pool of blood on the floor of their living room, believed to have been killed as a result of being stabbed multiple times.

“Police have found a knife blade, a knife handle, a wooden stick, wooden fragments, a helmet, a round wooden table and a pair of black shoes believed to belong to the suspect at the scene of the incident.

“Preliminary investigations found that both victims were aged 72 and 82. The father was a Petaling Jaya City Council pensioner while the mother was a housewife,” he said, adding that the suspect was also found to have nine records of drug-related offences from January 2016 to November 2023.

Meanwhile, a neighbour said that a woman’s cries for help led to the discovery of the two bodies.

“I heard the screams for help around the time for Maghrib prayer, then there was silence,” the neighbour said when met by reporters at the scene of the incident.

The neighbour said he never thought the son would do something like this because only a few days earlier he had seen the son help his parents with some household chores.

“In fact, in the morning I saw him helping his parents clean the yard and I’ve even seen him eating at the shop,” he said.