A 74-year-old woman was found dead at her home in Kampung Baru Air Kuning, Tapah. The murder of the victim is believed to have been committed by her 55-year-old son, who is under remand for seven days until Oct 4. Pix by MUHAIZAN YAHYA.

IPOH: A 55-year-old man who hacked his mother to death on Tuesday tested positive for morphine and has three previous convictions involving drugs

State police deputy chief Datuk Hasnan Hassan said the suspect was also given a restricted movement order in Selangor for drug offences before.

Police investigations found that the suspect had only returned to stay with his mother at Kampung Baru Air Kuning, Tapah, early this month.

"The suspect is now being remanded for seven days until Oct 4," Hasnan said here today.

On Tuesday, the disabled septuagenarian was found murdered in her home at about 7pm

The discovery of the 74-year-old's body was made by her elder son.

The victim had slash wounds on her face and neck and police also found a meat cleaver and a knife near the victim.

Following the incident, police detained the suspect, who worked at the victim's oil palm plantation.

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