Mentally-ill teen decapitates granny, severs her limbs


KOTA TINGGI: Armed with a knife, a mentally-ill teenager allegedly went on a bloody rampage, decapitating his septuagenarian grandmother before severing her hands and legs at the family home in Felda Penggeli Timur here this evening.

In a scene right out of a Hollywood slasher-horror flick, Maimon Abdul Samad’s severed head was found at the front door of the house.

The 76-year-old’s body – minus the legs and hands – was found in a sink. Her severed hands and legs were found near the sink.

The police have detained a 19-year-old suspect in connection with Maimon’s gruesome murder.

In a statement here last night, Kota Tinggi police chief Supt Rahmat Othman said the horrific killing was believed to have occurred about 6.30pm.

He said initial investigations revealed the suspect had used a seven-inch (18cm) long knife which was found dumped in a flower pot outside the victim’s house.

After the murder, he said, the suspect tried to escape by running into a nearby oil palm plantation, but was apprehended by a police team with the assistance of villagers about two hours later.

“The teenager was believed to have experienced mental problems after stopping his medication for several months,” he said.