A fight over television channels turned tragic when the 71 year-old father slashed his 37 year-old son multiple times in the throat, Bernama reported.
The incident was reported to have taken place in their home in Jalan Kemudi, Bernam Jaya, Hulu Bernam on Wednesday (3 November).
Prior to slashing him, the father had pushed the son, who hit the wall and fell. After which, the suspect asked for help from a shop in the area, saying his son tried to take his own life, reported The Star.
According to Hulu Selangor police chief Supt Arsad Kamaruddin, the suspect then lodged a police report, saying that he discovered his 37 year-old son lying in a pool of blood in the living room at about 12.55 p.m.
“However, our investigation found that the victim had deep slash wounds on his neck, which is not consistent with attempted suicide.” he said.
During the investigations, the father revealed that he had a fight with his son, which led to the tragic incident.
“He then took out a knife from the kitchen and tussled with his son, who ended up with three slash wound on his neck.” he said.
Arsad said police had seized the weapon and the father has been remanded. In addition, a shirt and a pair of trousers worn by the suspect was being confiscated.
He added the suspect did not have any criminal record and a urine test for drugs proved negative.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
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