Boy stabbed to death by mentally unstable relative during quarrel
IPOH: An argument resulted in the death of a 16-year-old boy when he was stabbed in the abdomen by a mentally unstable relative at a house in Simpang Lima, Sitiawan, on Tuesday.
In the 7pm incident, How Chu Huat, the youngest of eight siblings, and his relative were in the living room when an argument broke out.
How’s sister, who refused to be named, said she had earlier seen her relative holding two knives when she returned home from work.
“My brother was talking to our relative as I went to the bathroom. Soon after, I heard a commotion as the two quarrelled over some issue.
“My mother screamed and called for me. I rushed out and saw How bleeding from his abdomen. I called the ambulance but he succumbed to his injuries.
“I learnt that my mother and How had earlier tried to persuade the attacker to put down the knives.
“There was a struggle and in the heat of the moment, he stabbed How,” she said, when met at Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital’s Forensics Department here yesterday.
She said How, who studied at SMJK Nan Hwa, was a bright student and the family had high hopes for him.
“The attacker used to work at a jewellery store but had to quit due to his mental health. He is now heavily dependent on medication.
“He has refused to take his medicine.
“So, a nurse from the hospital has to visit him monthly to administer the medication,” she said.
Manjung police chief Assistant Commissioner Muhammad Hanif Othman said the victim died at the scene and the attacker was detained soon afterwards.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.