IPOH, 20 May 2009: Three people including a mother and son were found stabbed to death in a robbery cum murder in their house at Taman Pinji Seni, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah here today.
Perak police chief Datuk Zulkefli Abdullah said salon operator Wah Yah Matzi, 42, her son Ermin Danish Jafri, 5, and maid Dani, 20s, were found sprawled in the single storey terrace house at 2.45pm.
“We believe that there was a struggle before the robbery and murder. Police found them dead with stab and slash wounds in the living room,” he told reporters at the scene here today.
Zulkefli said police also found a dagger believed used in the stabbing.
A laptop computer belonging to Wan Yah was found missing from the house. Police were checking to trace other missing items.
The three victims who had serious body injuries were sent to Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital for an autopsy.
A 26 year-old suspect believed involved in the murder was detained by two men as he was fleeing the scene on a motorcycle.
Zulkefli said the suspect who was also injured was sent to hospital for treatment and would be detained to assist investigation.
Police were also investigating whether more than one person was involved in the robbery cum murder.
The suspect has three past theft offences under Section 372 of Penal Code.
Police have classified the case as murder under Section 302 of Penal Code. — Bernama