KOTA BARU – A man who allegedly murdered a married couple and their son, and injured the couple’s daughter at a house-cum-hardware store at Taman Bahagia in Wakaf Mek Zainab here yesterday was “close” to the family.
Kha Xing Rhuu, 15, the daughter who was injured in the incident, said the suspect for whom a manhunt has been launched by the police, had worked with her father for the past four years.
She was met by reporters after she was allowed to leave the Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II to attend the funerals of her parents and younger brother who were killed in the incident in Bachok.
In the incident which took place between 1.30pm and 2pm, Kha Eng Ni, 42, and wife, Chua Joo Seok, 43, were repeatedly stabbed while son, Kha Zee Hanz, 13, was bludgeoned with a hammer. All three died on the spot.