KOTA KINABALU: A five-year-old boy was beheaded in an apparent feud between two families in Lahad Datu.
The boy’s head was allegedly chopped off by his father’s enemy, who then placed it in a bucket before fleeing the scene with his wife and daughter at 4pm on Wednesday.
Lahad Datu acting district police chief Deputy Supt Lee Chee Yong said yesterday that police were looking for the 27-year-old suspect, who was living in the same house as the victim and his parents.
“Our investigations indicate that the parents of the boy and the suspect had a longstanding feud,” he said, adding that the boy’s parents were not at home during the incident.
DSP Lee said police were unable to locate the murder weapon, which they believed to be a parang.