An unemployed man in Pahang allegedly murdered his 68-year-old father after a debate regarding religion and divinity.

The incident happened at Kampung Kemahang Hulu, Benta at 11.30pm on Tuesday, October 5.

According to Lipis district police Supt Azli Mohd Noor, preliminary investigation revealed that the incident began when the 31-year-old unemployed man sat down with his father to talk about matters related to religion and divinity. However, a dispute arose during the discussion between the two men.

“After that, the suspect saw his father’s eyes turn ‘black’ and seemed to want to attack him,“ Azli told Utusan Malaysia.

The suspect allegedly went to the room to retrieve a machete and proceeded to slash his father. According to Bernama, the father sustained stab wounds on the head and shoulder.

The suspect’s mother who saw the struggle also sustained wounds to the neck and head when she came to help her husband.

The suspect’s mother, who is a 64-year-old retired hostel supervisor, escaped from the house but collapsed near a fence.

Fortunately, her son couldn’t find her so he went back into the house before walking out towards Jalan Raya Benta, Jerantut near the village.

According to Azli, a resident found the father lying lifeless on the ground and covered in blood.

Other residents manage to find the mother lying on the grass near the fence. Sadly, she had already passed on when the residents found her. They immediately contacted the police.

Azli also said the residents managed to apprehend the suspect who was found naked and covered in blood about 150m away from the scene. They handed the suspect over to the police upon their arrival.

In a report by Bernama, the suspect tested positive for drugs and will be remanded for seven days to help with investigations under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

Pahang deputy police chief Datuk Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said the police are still investigating the motive of the grisly incident.

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