SIBU: Police have solved the case involving the brutal killing of four members of a family with the arrest of a 17-year-old lorry attendant and his mother.
State deputy police commissioner Senior Asst Comm Datuk Law Hong Soon said the woman, a housewife, was detained to assist in investigations.
Both were brought to the Sessions Court yesterday and have been remanded under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code for seven days.
“The case has been solved. We have enough evidence to charge the suspect,” SAC Law said.
Police are awaiting advice from the Attorney-General's Chambers on legal proceedings as the suspect is under-aged.
The arrests were made on Thursday near the murder scene in Lorong RTM13 near here.
Those murdered were identified as businessman Ling Tong Hock, 36; his children David Ling Chei Qi, 10, and Amy Ling Zi Jiun, seven; and his mother Leong Nyuk Lan, 76.
Ling's eight-year-old son was seriously wounded on the head and is recovering at the Sarawak General Hospital in Kuching after being transferred from Sibu Hospital by helicopter on Wednesday night.
Ling's 28-year-old wife Li Xiao Lan, a Chinese national who escaped unhurt through a window of the master bedroom to alert neighbours, was detained but released yesterday.
“We will continue to investigate and will not disclose details as it could jeopardise police investigations,” SAC Law added.
Asked if the suspect was mentally unsound, he said police would leave that to a medical examination.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that a blood-stained sledgehammer and kitchen knife were recovered from the suspect's house.
Sources said bloodstains found in the victims' house matched those found in the suspect's house.
The suspect is believed to have entered the victims' house through the unpartitioned ceiling and climbed down through an opening above the toilet.
According to relatives, the funeral for the four will take place on Monday. - theStarOnline