The horrible incident was said to have happened on Sunday morning, Nov.29 at an apartment in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, when, the 42-year-old Nigerian suspect whose name was not given, allegedly attempted to rape his stepchild but could not carry out the evil act as he was stopped by his wife and children and in a fit of rage, he allegedly killed his four-year-old step-grandson.
According to the Straits Times report, the Nigerian was living with his 49-year-old Malaysian wife and their child, four stepchildren and the step-grandson.
Narrating the incident to Strait Times, the Senior Assistant Commander Nik Ros Azhan Nik Ab Hamid, who is the Chief of the Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department said that, “the stepchild was asleep at the time and his wife and children tried to stop him. In a rage, he hit and slammed all of them in the house,”
He added that “the wife and children tried to run out to save themselves and called for help. Seeing them screaming for help, the suspect picked up his step-grandson, who was in a weakened state, and threw him out of the window of the main room,” he added.
The report stated that after throwing the 4-year-old out of the window, the suspect jumped out from the same floor but survived the fall and was caught by residents and the security guards before being handed over to the police.
The Police said they were notified of the incident at around 8 am on Sunday.
An eyewitness, a neighbour who does not want to be named, said that she was awakened up by the panic-stricken cry for help from a woman.
“I heard a loud noise and shouts and then the wife screaming for help.
“My husband went out to see what the problem was and to help but when we saw the man outside the door looking back at us, we went back inside.
“I have seen the little boy before. This is such a shock,” she said.
The neighbour added that she had not heard the family fighting before, that they were cordial when they interacted with her.
Asked not to be named also, is another neighbour, who showed reporters the blood spatter on the staircase outside the apartment unit, said to be from injuries suffered by family members as they were trying to flee.
Trails of bloodstains were seen from the third floor all the way down to the ground floor of the stairway.
Meanwhile, the Police said the man had been arrested and would be remanded, while the survivors had been sent to Hospital Kuala Lumpur for treatment.
The case has been classified under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder, as the police also urged all witnesses to come forward.
More details soon.
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