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Son kills dad and then stabs himself
Published on: Friday, May 19, 2017

Tawau: A 56-year-old was slashed to death by his son who was warded after stabbing himself during a quarrel at a house in Kg Sungai Gading 1 Wakuba, Mile 15 Jalan Apas, at 3.10am on Thursday.

District Police Chief ACP Fadil Marsus said Ali Nordin (pic) was slashed in the neck and head with a 10-inch knife and 28-inch machete by the 27-year-old suspect, who was believed to be under the influence of drugs.

"Preliminary investigations showed that the suspect and the victim were quarrelling which led to the suspect slashing his father and thereafter stabbing himself on his stomach.

"The suspect was brought to the Tawau Hospital for treatment, while his father died at the scene and was sent to the mortuary for post-mortem," he said.

Fadial added that the suspect is currently being treated at the Emergency Ward for severe bleeding.

He said investigation also showed that the incident stemmed from a previous misunderstanding between the father and son.

The suspect was believed to have been consuming drugs during the incident.

He revealed that the police confiscated the two weapons – knife and machete, a handphone and a bottle for investigation purpose. - Lagatah Toyos

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