(Updated) Man with parang kills 3 siblings and wounds their mother, 3 others

Muhammad Apendy Issahak and Ravale Savarinathan

BAGAN DATUK: A man, believed to be mentally unstable, killed three siblings and wounded their mother and three other people at Kampung Sungai Haji Muhammad in Rungkup here today.

Perak police criminal investigation department chief senior assistant commissioner Yahya Abd Rahman said the man ran towards the home of the three children, aged between 2 and 5, at 2pm and killed them with a parang.

“The man slashed them to death while their mother suffered serious injuries,” he said.

“Within half an hour, the man ran to SK Sungai Haji Mohamad and slashed two pupils and a member of the public,” adding that police had yet to establish their identities.

He said police had arrested the man and seized the parang.

The victims were sent to the Teluk Intan Hospital.

Yahya said the case was being investigated under Section 302 for murder.

A villager, who did not want to be named, said the attacker believed to be in his 30s, stayed not far from the siblings’ home.

“Since two, three days ago he had looked unwell but we did not expect him to slash the victims on the first day of Ramadan,” he said. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd