Seremban woman murdered, body discovered by 9-year-old son
MALAYSIA – A 39-year-old Seremban mother of three was found dead in her living room by her nine-year-old son on Tuesday (Oct 2) when he came home from school in the afternoon.
Gunawathi had left her house gate open at 1:30pm as she was expecting her son to come home from school around that time, The Malay Mail reports.
CCTV footage showed that a man on a motorcycle took the opportunity to enter the victim’s home and left just a few minutes later.
Her son arrived home at 2pm to find his mother’s lifeless body on the living room floor. She had sustained four injuries including a slash to her neck. Upon the discovery, he called his aunt Chandran Vathani, who reported the incident to the police.
Only the victim’s handbag containing RM500 and her cellphone were reported missing.
Harian Metro reports that the 36-year-old suspect had been arrested at a hotel near Tampin at 10:30pm on the same day.
Confiscated items included the victim’s SIM card and mobile phone, the Honda EX5 he used during the crime, over RM700 in cash, and alcohol.
The suspect confessed during the interrogation to robbing and killing the victim using a paper cutter he bought in a store nearby.
It is understood that he was under the influence of alcohol during the murder. His record also showed two histories of drug abuse.
Seremban police chief, ACP Thiew Hock Poh confirmed the suspect will be charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder and the victim’s body sent to Hospital Tuanku Jaafar for further examination.
This case is a reminder for us to think twice about leaving your doors unlocked, even if just for little while!