Saturday, 12 February 2011

FILICIDE (and suicide): Malaysia: Mother throws child off building, then jumps to her death

February 8, 2011 : RASHITHA A. HAMI

SERI KEMBANGAN: A woman, believed to be mentally unstable, flung her five-year-old daughter from the fourth floor of a flat here before jumping to her own death from the 10th floor of the same building.
The murder-cum-suicide occurred after the woman's husband went out to repair his car, after dropping them off at Pangsapuri Aman, Jalan SK6/1 Seri Kembangan, here, Tuesday.
It is learnt the couple had attended a Chinese New Year event at the husband's company in Sri Serdang at about 9am, before picking up their only child from kindergarten around 11.30am.
A family friend, identified only as Ling, said the husband received a call from his housemate 10 minutes later, informing him of incident.
It is learnt that the 35-year-old woman had been mentally ill and was under medication.
"She was always threatening to kill herself. But we never expected this to happen as she had behaved normally at the do," Ling said when met at the scene.
Serdang OCPD Supt Abdul Razak Elias said police had received a call from a member of the public at 12.30pm, alerting them to the incident.
He said they found the bodies in pools of blood at two different spots.
Police have refused to reveal the identities of the woman and child. The bodies were sent to Serdang Hospital for a post-mortem.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    I am currently doing a PhD researach on filicide in Malaysia. I am studying at Monash University , Australia.

    Thank you for informative blog