KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26, 2014:
A 22-year-old student of University Malaysia Sabah was found dead in her family home early this morning, believed to have been murdered by her own brother.
The deceased, third year Food Science student Toh Wei Teen was initially thought to have committed suicide as police had received a 999 call, about 3am from a man claiming to be a neighbour of the victim, saying that she had tried to commit suicide.
However, upon reaching the house, located at Kemuning Utama, Shah Alam, police were told by a medical team from Klang Hospital that Toh died from an injury to the neck.
Police found the victim lying in front of her bedroom door, still dressed in her pyjamas smeared in blood.
Shah Alam police chief Assistant Commissioner Azisman Alias said the victim’s 18-year-old brother was found drunk in the house and was the one who had woken up the parents who were asleep at the time of the incident.
“The suspect, who was supposed to enrol into a private college in Subang next year had told his parents that his sister had committed suicide.
“We took him to the Klang Hospital for treatment and have kept him in custody while we conduct the investigation,” he said.
Police also found a knife, a liquor bottle and its box at the scene.
The motive behind the alleged murder is still unknown, although the siblings were said to have gotten into a fight prior to the murder.
“We know that the suspect was drunk and that they had a sibling fight, but what the fight was about, is still unclear,” said Azisman.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code which carries a mandatory death sentence.