Woman arrested after slashing toddler to death

KUANTAN: The police have arrested a woman for murder after she allegedly slashed the neck of her young son with a knife while purportedly in a state of hallucination at the Jengka Felda scheme in Maran near here yesterday.

The 31-year-old woman allegedly cut the throat of the boy, aged one year and seven months, the youngest of her three children, in the bedroom of their house at 8.40pm, Pahang CID chief ACP Othman Nayan said here today.

“Her husband rushed their badly injured son to the Jengka Hospital but the boy had died by then. The hospital called the police,” he said to reporters.

Othman said the police arrested the woman under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

According to a statement from her husband, he said, the woman had never sought medical treatment for any mental condition.