SUNGAI PETANI – The bodies of a man and his three young children were discovered in their house in Perdana Heights, Amanjaya here today in what authorities believe is a murder-suicide.
The man, in his 50s, was found hanging in a room on the second floor of the house; while his three children, aged 4, 6 and 8, were found on a bed in another room on the same floor.
It is believed that the man killed his three children before ending his own life.
Their bodies were discovered at 1pm by the man’s stepmother, who had gone upstairs to check on her grandchildren when they failed to come down for lunch.
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It is learnt that the man’s wife passed away last month and that he was suffering from depression due to her death and outstanding debts.