TANGKAK - The 28-year-old woman, who was shot dead by her policeman husband before he turned the gun on her father and himself, "was always afraid of him," said her mother.
Rogayah Halim, 62, said Norakma Ab Kadir had never told her whether she and L/Kpl Fadzli Omar, 29, were facing any marital or financial problems.
"But she did tell me that she was afraid of her husband. That was about a year ago," said Rogayah.
"She also described her husband as being demanding and that she always had to listen to him," she said, adding that her son-in-law had been a policeman for six years.
Fadzli, she added, never really talked much during family gatherings, often keeping to himself in the bedroom.
On Saturday, Fadzli, an officer posted at the Felda Chempelak police station in Segamat, shot his wife at their home in the police quarters at about 6pm before taking their two-year-old son for a 57km drive to her family home in Jalan Ja'amat here.
The policeman then confronted his father-in-law Ab Kadir Md Arif, 66, before shooting him in the head and turning the .38 pistol on himself.
Recalling Saturday's tragedy, Rogayah said she was on her way home from town when she received a phone call from her eldest daughter that Fadzli was at their home with a gun.