2 sons held over death of dad in Ipoh

IPOH: Two brothers were detained on suspicion of ganging up to assault their 56-year-old father, which ultimately led him to his death.

The siblings, from Taman Bercham Sinar, aged 21 and 20, were picked up after an elder brother suspected they had something to do with the death and lodged a report.

Deputy district police chief Mazuki Mat said the duo had been remanded for seven days.

He said the case came to light at 7pm on Thursday, when the father died while seeking treatment at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital here. A doctor found contusions on his head.

“The suspects’ elder brother, who had brought the injured father to hospital after being told by a younger sister that he was unwell, suspected something amiss when the doctor told him about the head injury,” he said when contacted.

When he queried the younger brothers, they told him the father had fallen off the bed, but the elder sibling suspected something was amiss and lodged a police report shortly after midnight.

Mazuki said the 34-year-old elder brother, who does not live with the family, told police there may have been an argument over money matters.

The elder son told police his father had complained to him before this that the younger boys had been regularly beating him up and stealing his money.