A case of the proverbial “I killed you because I love you”?
A Singaporean man has been arrested for allegedly murdering his wife and step-son.
The victims are believed to be a 27-year old Malaysian woman and her 11-year old son. Their remains have been found dismembered among the bushes adjacent to the Krubong industrial area in Melaka, Malaysia last Thursday. The son was also murdered because he witnessed what was done to his mother.
Greetings to the dead?
The murder suspect posted a ‘sincere’ birthday greeting in a Facebook post last Sunday. But it is believed that she could have been dead by then – murdered and then decapitated by the husband.
Confirming the arrest and handover yesterday, Singapore police told The New Paper: “It is inappropriate to comment further as investigations by (Malaysian police) are ongoing.”
According to The New Paper, the alleged murders were sparked by a heated argument between the couple over family issues at night. When the wife threatened to divorce the suspect, he allegedly went into a rage and stabbed her with a kitchen knife.
When he noticed his stepson saw what he did, he also allegedly stabbed him. He was the oldest of her four children from her previous marriage.
The suspect, who sustained minor injuries on his finger and chest, later allegedly used a parang to decapitate the victims’ heads and chopped up their bodies.
The body parts were then packed into bags and loaded into the boot of a car for disposal.