KUALA LUMPUR: A dispute over family property turned bloody when a man slashed his elder sister to death with a parang and an axe at their house at Jalan Indah 10, Jinjang Utara here, on Friday evening.
In the 6.30pm incident, the suspect is said to have become angry after being rebuffed by his sibling when he expressed his plan to sell the house they were living in.
A neighbour, who witnessed the incident, said the divorced sister was living in the house with her three sons, the man and his girlfriend.
“Before the incident, there was a dispute over the sale of their family home.
"The suspect then went on a rampage before striking the victim on the neck and body," he said.
The witness said the victim, in her 30s, died at the scene and was transported to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a post-mortem.
Meanwhile, the man surrendered himself at the Jinjang police station after was sent there by his nephew.
Sentul district police chief S. Shanmugamoorthy said they received information on the incident at about 7pm.
“Two men, including the suspect, came to the Jinjang police station to surrender and also to inform us of a slashing incident at their home.
“The investigation officer and a medical team immediately went to the scene after being informed of the incident.
“The medical team conformed that the victim had died,” he said.
Shanmugamoorthy said an initial investigation revealed that the victim had just returned home from work and was entering the house when the confrontation with her brother began.
“The suspect is the younger brother of the victim. He went on a rampage and slashed the victim on the head several times with a parang and axe.
“Investigations also revealed that the suspect acted in such a way as he was dissatisfied with the ownership of the house, which was under the name of his sister and her family,” he said.
He added that police seized the weapons used in the attack; and that the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.