vDENGKIL - A seven-year-old arrived home from school only to discover his grandmother and two cousins, including a 2-year-old girl, sprawled in blood and lifeless at their home here yesterday.
The deceased, identified as 64-year-old M. Jayanti, as well as her 21-year-old grandson and granddaughter, were found butchered and bore stab wounds as well as slash wounds.
Jayanti's body was found in the hall while her grandson and granddaughter were found in the kitchen and another room in the three-bedroom, single-storey house.
District police chief Superintendent Imran Abd Rahman said the woman was believed to have been stabbed in the stomach.
"The adult male victim was also stabbed and had slash marks on his head.
"The granddaughter, who was just a toddler, had her throat slashed," he said, adding that the discovery was made by Jayanti's 7-year-old grandson when he came home at 2pm.
The Year One pupil then called his 18-year-old sister, who lodged a police report about 30 minutes later.
Imran said checks showed that there were no signs of a break-in, robbery or even signs indicating a struggle at the scene.