76-year-old grandmother Maimon Abdul Samad was found murdered with her head decapitated and other limbs severed at her house in Felda Pengeli Timur today. (Photo courtesy of Johor police)

KOTA TINGGI: A 76-year-old grandmother was found murdered with her head decapitated and other limbs severed at her house in Felda Pengeli Timur today.

District police chief Superintendent Rahmat Othman said in the 6.30pm incident, the body of Maimon Abdul Samad was found underneath a sink in her kitchen.

An initial police report said that her head was found in front of the entrance to the house. Her two hands were severed and her legs were slashed.

A 6 to 7 inch (17cm)-long knife, which was believed to be the murder weapon, was found in a flower pot outside the house.

Rahmat said the suspect, who is mentally unstable and is a relative of the victim, had fled to a nearby oil palm plantation.

A police team from the Kota Tinggi criminal investigation division and Bandar Tenggara police station caught the suspect at 8.30pm tonight.

The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

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