An 18-year-old girl was beaten to death by her foster brother with a hammer at the victim’s home in Persiaran Pengkalan Timur, Taman Desa Pakatan on Saturday 22 February.
As reported by Berita Harian, Ipoh district police chief ACP A. Asmadi Abd Aziz said the victim, Siti Sufiah Halim Ong, was found dead when her mother wanted to wake her up in the morning at about 7.30am.
The police have since arrested the 24-year-old suspect who has an Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) card as he has learning disabilities. During the interrogation, the suspect admitted to hitting the victim with a hammer because he suspected that she was having a relationship with someone else. ACP A. Asmadi said,
“The suspect has no previous criminal record and is charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.”
The victim who had known the suspect for the past four years and they never got into a fight before. The suspect has always been coming to the house to help the victim’s family since the death of the victim’s father in 2012.