Man stabs ex-wife and stepson to death

knife-crimeKINABATANGAN: A woman and her stepson were stabbed to death by her ex-husband at the quarters of an oil palm plantation in Permodalan 1 here today.

Kinabatangan police chief Supt A. Rahmat Sahak said that during the 5.20am incident, the suspect was believed to have been enraged after his ex-wife refused to accept his attempt to reconcile.

Rahmat said that following the incident, police launched a manhunt for the suspect, believed to be 40-year-old Bakri Rakku who fled the scene.

He said the victim, Azura Shima, 39, died while receiving treatment at the estate clinic while her stepson, Basri Jamaluddin, 24, died at the scene.

Rahmat said according to the 14-year-old son of the couple that witnessed the incident, the suspect stabbed his ex-wife with a sharp object. The suspect later went to Basri’s room and stabbed him before fleeing the scene.

According to the victim’s son, the suspect met his mother yesterday and talked about reconciling but the mother refused since they had always been quarrelling and the suspect had beaten her up regularly.

Rahmat urged those with information about the suspect to contact ASP Yumpil Garai from the Kinabatangan police station at 089561890.