KOTA BARU – Three members of a family were found brutally murdered at a home in Taman Bahagia near Wakaf Mek Zainab on Wednesday.

The victims have been identified as trader Kha Eng Ni, 42; his wife Chua Joo Seok, 37; and their son Kha Zee Hanz, 13.

The couple was found with stab wounds on their chest, while their son was hit by a sharp object on his head.

Deputy Kelantan police chief Datuk Din Ahmad said police was informed about the incident after receiving a call from an unidentified person at about 2.30pm.

“The caller told the police that he saw a man’s body, lying in pool of blood, in the house.

“We then sent a team to investigate and discovered the three bodies,” he told reporters at the scene today.

One of the three dead victims believed to have been killed at Taman Bahagia, Wakaf Mek Zainab. (Courtesy of NST reader)

He said Eng Ni’s body was found in the living room, Chua’s body in the kitchen and their son at the store entrance.

Din said the couple’s other child, identified as Kha Xing Ruu, 15, was also attacked and seriously injured, adding that she is in critical condition and has been sent to the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital.

He said police believed that the murder took place about one hour before the bodies were found.

“Initial investigation showed that all victims were attacked one at a time.

“Police also believe that revenge is the motive behind the killings. There is no sign of house break-in and the couple still had their valuables on them,” he said.

He said police would continue their investigation and would track down the person responsible; who police believe had fled the scene using the Kha’s van.