MALACCA: Three people from a single family here were slashed to death in a brutal attack at Kampung Bertam Hilir early Thursday.
Three other victims, all from the same family, were severely injured in the 6am attack.
The deceased were identified as Maria Bahrin, 62, her husband Hassan Wahab, 70, and their son Taufik Hassan, who succumbed to serious head injuries.
Malacca police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Ramli Din said the family were asleep in separate rooms when the assailant entered and attacked them with a sharp object.
“We have identified the 27-year-old suspect, who was known to the victims and is a hard-core drug addict,” he said at the scene.
It’s learnt that the suspect was detained at Bukit Rambai here at about 11.30am.
DCP Ramli said there were six people in the house when the attack occurred, including a grandmother in her 80s who was not harmed.
He said the other two family members suffered severe head injuries and are receiving medical treatment in the hospital.