A four-year-old girl and her one-year-old brother were slashed to death by a man who ran amok at Kampung Kuala Sungai near here late Tuesday (Jan 8) evening.
The victims were identified as Nurul Hanim Idris, four, and her baby brother Muhammad Hafis Idris.
State CID Chief Senior Assistant Commissioner (SAC) Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said in the 11pm incident, the suspect who was armed with a parang entered their home in Kampung Kuala Sungai.
"The children, who were with their mother, in one of the rooms were slashed by the suspect.
"The suspect was then apprehended by others," said SAC Mior Faridalathrash when contacted.
He said, preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect had a previous record for a drug-related offence.
The case will be investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.