TUMPAT, Nov 16 — The police have launched a manhunt for a suspect linked to the brutal killings of a married couple and their son at a double-storey house-cum-hardware store in Wakaf Mek Zainab, Kota Bharu yesterday.
Initial investigations revealed the fugitive had worked for the family at the premises in Taman Bahagia.
Kelantan police deputy chief Datuk Din Ahmad said a special team set up to investigate the killings was looking into vengeance against one of the victims who had operated a home appliance business.
He said the team would also work closely with the Thai police on the case.
Yesterday, between 1.30pm and 2pm yesterday, a man attacked and fatally stabbed Kha Eng Ni, 42, and wife, Chua Joo Seok, 43, with a sharp instrument while their son, Zee Hanz, 13, was bludgeoned to death.
The couple’s daughter, Xing Rhuu, 15, was also bludgeoned by the assailant. She has been warded at the intensive care unit of the Raja Perempuan Zainab Hospital II.
“The suspect was identified after police interviewed Xing Rhuu. She said the man was her father’s worker,” Din told reporters after a handing-over ceremony involving the post of Tumpat police chief at the Tumpat police headquarters here today.
Meanwhile, the police want to contact Sharat Eh Wang alias Pot, 31, to facilitate investigations into the triple murders.
Din said the man’s last known address was at Kampung Jubakat Darat here.
Meanwhile, Kelantan Commercial CID chief, Supt Mohammed Zulmazi Che Daud was appointed the Tumpat police acting chief, effective today.
Mohammed Zulmazi replaces Supt Nik Azlan Nik Ibrahim who has been appointed Semenyih Camp 4th Battalion commander in Selangor. — Bernama