MELAKA: The suspect in the gruesome murder of a woman and her son, whose severed heads were found in a house in Taman Merdeka Jaya, Batu Berendam here, will be charged at Ayer Keroh court tomorrow.
Melaka Criminal Investigation Department chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Nor Yhazid Idris said the suspect, a Singaporean, would be charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder at 8.30am.
“The investigation paper has been submitted to the office of state Prosecution Director, Badius Zaman Ahmad.
“The accused will be charged tomorrow at Ayer Keroh court,” he said in a statement today.
Last Thursday, a grass cutter who was working along the shoulder of the main road at Kampung Ladang, Krubong here stumbled upon eight human body parts strewn along his grass cutting route at 4pm.
On Oct 11, Melaka Police Chief Datuk Mat Kasim Karim said a suspect, who was believed to be related to the woman was detained by the Singaporean authorities there.
The 31-year-old suspect, is believed to have stabbed his wife, 27, to death with a kitchen knife in the rented house following an argument.
Upon realising that his stepson had witnessed the act, the man allegedly killed the child as well. The boy, 11, was the oldest of the woman’s four children from a previous marriage.
The man allegedly chopped up the bodies with a parang and discarded the parts at two locations. The victims’ heads were reportedly stashed in the house’s attic. Police sources said the body parts were discarded 7km from the house, a 14-minute drive by car.
On Monday, the victims’ remains were given a proper burial at Bertam-Malim Muslim Cemetery.