Girl, 3, found dead with multiple stab wounds at home in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA - A relative at a house in Taman Kepong murdered a three-year-old girl late Monday night.

Sentul OCPD Asst Comm R. Munusamy said that the girl had been found by her grandmother then, draped in a white cloth and covered in blood.

"The suspect, a relative, had earlier come by their house in Taman Kepong to play with the victim. Investigations by the doctor found around 30 stab wounds on the victim.

"After the police was notified of the incident, a team was sent to the scene and a 21-year-old man was arrested. We are still identifying a motive," he said.

ACP Munusamy added that they would check to see if the suspect had any history of mental illness.

"When the victim was found, the suspect was still in the house playing with another baby," he said.

A postmortem is expected to be conducted on Tuesday (June 19) at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.