SHAH ALAM, 13 Aug 2019:
Five masked men armed with machetes brutally slashed to death an elderly woman who was asleep, while seriously injuring her grandson, after breaking into their home in Kampung Tebuk Pulai, Sabak Bernam, early yesterday morning.
In the 4am incident, P. Runkanaikey, 78, died on the spot and her grandson, N.Silamparasan, 22, suffered severe injuries and is being treated in hospital, said Sabak Bernam district deputy police chief DSP Lim Chee Khoon.
Lim said the grandson, a coconut seller, had become aware of the suspects presence outside the house but before he could alert his grandmother, they had already broken in and attacked the senior citizen.
“The grandson quickly hid under a bed but when he tried to escape later, he was slashed and seriously injured on several parts of the body and is currently being treated at Sabak Bernam Hospital,” he said in a statement.
Lim added that all the suspects fled in a gray Toyota Vios car, but the vehicle’s registration number could not be identified.
Upon inspection, it was found no cash or jewellery were stolen by the suspects – even a four-wheel drive that was parked on the premises was not taken.
“Police are investigating the motive of the incident and are now looking for the suspects.”