KOTA BARU – A malnourished, disabled woman was found covered in her own faeces in the kitchen of a house here.
The scrawny, half-starved 44-year-old woman was discovered by a neighbour as he was walking past the back lane of the single-storey terrace house in Taman Sri Setia, Kampung Panchor, Padang Pengkalan Chepa at 9pm on Tuesday (April 24).
The neighbour, 48, saw the victim confined in the house and lying on the kitchen floor through a window curtain that had been accidentally left open.
“The smell was very rotten and at first I thought she had died. But when I called out to her, she cried out in pain,” the neighbour said.
“I then called the other neighbours and we agreed to contact the police,” he told reporters when met at the scene.
Sinar Harian reported that the victim was found in such an appalling condition, where she was found lying on the floor covered in her own faeces.
The room was littered with garbage such as discarded food wrappers and drink cans.
When the police arrived at the scene, they had to break open the kitchen door to rescue the victim.
An hour later, a 40-year-old woman believed to be the victim’s sister, returned home.
The victim was then taken by an ambulance to the Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II (HRPZ II) for further treatment.
The victim’s brother has been arrested by police for further investigation. – Sinar Harian