Boys Found Tied and Strangled to Death in Bed

20 February 2007
Penang

5-year-old Muhammad Alis Haqumi Idris and 18-months-old Muhammad Alis Hazmi Idris were found dead lying in bed and with their tied hands at their flat in Taman Indah, Batu Maung yesterday morning by police.

Post-mortem results showed that the boys had been strangled. Some suspect they were strangled with the cord of an iron.

The incident happened after the parents had quarelled and police have remanded both of them.

On Sunday night, the 30-year-old wife had sent an SMS to the husband, a 28-year-old lorry driver, to ask him to return home. He reportedly had intentions of having a second wife. When the husband returned home at 11:40pm, he went to bed after seeing that the two boys were already laying in bed.

Police had to wake him up at 7am to find that the boys were already dead.

The police have classified the case under Section 302 of the Penal Code as murder and the couple will remain in police custody until 1 March 2007.

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