KUALA LUMPUR- A 3-year-old girl died after she was stabbed 30 times by a relative at her home in Taman Kepong at 8.30pm yesterday.
The toddler was brutally attacked by her 21-year-old uncle who was allegedly high on drugs.
It is learnt that the suspect murdered the girl while he was playing with her in the double-storey terraced house without supervision, as her mother and 1-year-old sister were sleeping upstairs.
The toddler’s body was discovered by her great-grandmother when she returned home after visiting friends for Hari Raya.
“She found the child unconscious and covered in blood in the store room, and called out for help.
“At the time, the suspect was still in the house, but was playing with the 1-year-old baby then,” Sentul police chief Assistant Commissioner R. Munusamy said.
The toddler’s mother and great-grandmother rushed her to a private hospital in Desa Park City, where she was pronounced dead.
Munusamy said the examining doctor found about 30 stab marks on the child’s body, before alerting the police.
“The suspect is a relative, but does not live with the victim and her family there.
“He (was at) the house to visit them,” he added.
The child’s body was sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) for a post-mortem.
Neighbours NSTP spoke to described the family as very private, and that they rarely mixed with the community.- The Star Online