Two-year-old girl stabbed to death, man detained

KEMAMAN: A two-year-old girl was killed after being stabbed by a relative at Felda Cerul 2 this afternoon.

Kemaman district police chief Supt Hanyan Ramlan said the toddler, Nur Hafiya Aufa Mohd Taquddin, was stabbed in the chest by the suspect at around 1pm today.

“The victim was taken to the Cheneh health clinic where she was confirmed dead. The victim was the youngest of two siblings and was living with her grandparents and the suspect,” he said in a statement today.

Hanyan said the suspect was caught by neighbours at 1.30pm and handed over to the police.

“The suspect has previous drug-related criminal records and a urine test found him to be positive for methamphetamine.

“Police are not ruling out the possibility that the suspect could have been under the influence of drugs during the incident,” he said.

The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.