An unemployed man was reported to have stabbed his mother to death on Tuesday (5 July) after he heard “whispers” ordering him to do so in Kg Paya Luboh, Tanjung Kling in Melaka.
According to Bernama, Melaka police chief Datuk Zainol Samah said the victim, a retired teacher, Rozizah Md Dom, 63, succumbed to her death after the suspect stabbed her in the left and right side of her neck with a paring knife at 3.05 pm.
“Preliminary investigation found that the suspect, who is the victim’s eldest son, heard a ‘whisper’ telling him to stab the senior citizen who is said to be worshipping idols,” he said.
Zainol said the incident happened in the victim’s room right after she finished her shower.
“The suspect was also said to have handed over the knife to his mother before she threw it out through the window,” he said.
The victim’s neighbours were alerted after they heard screams of one of the victim’s daughters before the incident was reported to the police.
Zainol said the investigations found that the suspect had sought psychiatric treatments at Melaka Hospital a few years back and had two-drug related offences.
However, he had never undergone any drug rehabilitation treatment.
The case is classified under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder, which carries the mandatory death penalty.
On Monday (4 July), Malaysians were shocked by another murder case that took place in Johor Baru, where a 24-year-old man slashed his wife and toddler at their family before fleeing the scene naked.
The man was caught on the same day by the police and he was sent to Hospital Permai for a mental health check.