KOTA KINABALU, 29 June 2017:
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of threatening to kill his two daughters, aged four and five, at a house in Kampung Suang Prai, Manggatal, near here.
In the 5pm incident on Tuesday, the 30-year-old suspect is believed to have confined his daughters in a room – and threatened to kill them by pointing a samurai sword to their necks.
Kota Kinabalu City police chief ACP M. Chandra said initial investigations revealed the suspect was angry because his ex-wife – who is now in Johor – did not return home to celebrate Aidilfitri together.
Upon receiving the report from the cousin – who had earlier tried to stop the suspect – police rushed to the scene and persuaded the suspect to surrender and not harm his two children.
“A few minutes later, the suspect brought out his two children, unharmed and handed them over to a family member. The suspect then surrendered to the police.”
Police also seized weapons such as a 40cm samurai sword and a vegetable cutter. The suspect, who tested positive for drugs, would be remanded until July 1 to facilitate investigations.
Meanwhile in GEORGE TOWN, police are looking for five men following the discovery of a youth’s body with both hands and feet tied up with nylon strings in a house at Rifle Range flats here yesterday morning.
Northeast district deputy police chief V. Saravanan said the body of M. Sathiwill, 20, was found at about 9.30am by a tenant (woman) of the house.
Saravanan said the body of the victim – who rented a room with his brother – was found wrapped with a bed sheet.
“A witness said the victim was attacked by five men at the corridor of house on the 16th floor early Tuesday. Initial investigations revealed that the victim was beaten up by the five suspects before being dragged into his room. The victim was also injured with a blunt object as his face was swollen.”
Saravanan said police have already identified the five suspects after viewing the closed-circuit television (CCTV) recording found in the lift of the flats.