KOTA BARU: A three-year-old boy died after a close relative slit his throat in Kampung Sungai Budor here.
The attacker also sustained injuries in the neck when he turned the knife on himself.
The boy – Mohd Adam Muzaffar Muhaimi – died on the spot in the 11.40am incident yesterday.
His grandfather Nik Hashim Nik Abdullah, 64, who lived nearby, contacted the police who arrested the 33-year-old attacker.
It is believed the suspect had a history of mental illness.
Nik Hashim said the suspect was believed to have run out medication for quite some time.
“He kept to himself of late,” he said of the suspect who last worked as a security guard at a supermarket here.
Police also found a knife believed to be the weapon used in the incident.
Adam Muzaffar was the second of three siblings.
His body had been sent to the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital and was later claimed by his family for burial.
Kelantan acting police chief ACP Mazlan Lazim said police were investigating the case under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder. — Bernama