IPOH - A disabled senior citizen was found with his head decapitated at his home in Kanthan New Village, Chemor here on Tuesday (Oct 9).
Perak Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Asst Comm Yahya Abd Rahman said You Su Kim's head was found at the back of the house in the afternoon.
SAC Yahya said the body of 74-year-old You was believed to have been dumped inside a septic tank at the back of the house.
"We arrested his 52-year-old son at about 1pm.
"He admitted to killing his father as the victim had scolded him for taking syabu at their house," he said when met at the scene.
"He told us where he put his father's body. We then roped in the Fire and Rescue Department to help retrieve it," he said.
"We also found a 60cm parang, believed to have been used in the murder," he added.
SAC Yahya said the suspect had attempted to bury the victim's head.
"The head was found about 12m from the septic tank.
"We believe the crime took place at about midnight on Tuesday," he added.