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Sibu murders: Victims were bashed in the head to death

Amy and her mother Kong Yien Yien

Amy and her mother Kong Yien Yien

A PATHOLOGIST from the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) has found that all four Sibu murder victims died of severe head injuries caused by blunt objects.

This means that all four victims were bashed in the head to death.

Yes, the murder(s) hit little seven-year-old Amy Ling and her 10-year-old brother David over and over and over again until all life left their young bodies.

The perpetrator(s) did the same to Leong Nyuk Lan — the children’s grandmother — a 76-year-old. A senior citizen, who was unlikely able to fight back, was also repeatedly hit in the head until she died.

And yes, even 36-year-old Ling Tong Hock — whom you would have expected to be a strong, able-bodied man — was unable to defend himself from what must have been horribly vicious blows to the head.

Pathologist Dr Jamil Dolkadir said Ling and Leong also had cut and slash wounds on their hands and necks.

For reasons only known to God and the murderer(s), eight-year-old Kelvin suffered slash wounds on his back and neck, meaning his head was not bashed in.

Kelvin is now at the children’s Intensive Care Unit of SGH in Kuching.

All our prayers are with him and his mother Kong Yien Yien, who has flown in from Singapore, to keep vigil by his bedside.

Kelvin is in such desperate need of his mother right now and it is good to know she is by his side.

Photos of the children during happier times, which have been circulating online, have indeed been heartbreaking.

Ling, Leong, Amy and David are scheduled to be buried at the Sungai Aup Chinese cemetery in Sibu this Saturday.

May their souls find some peace once the murder(s) is/are firmly locked behind bars.

Meanwhile the children’s stepmother is spending her second night in jail after the Sessions Court put her under remand for seven days from Wednesday.

Ling married the Chinese national last year.

The report from Bernama:

Sibu Family Murder Victims Died Of Severe Head Injuries Caused By Blunt Objects – Pathologist

SIBU, Jan 5 (Bernama) — A post-mortem conducted on victims of the RTM Road family murder case, here, today indicated that all the four victims died of severe head injuries caused by blunt objects.

Consultant pathologist from the Sarawak General Hospital, Dr Jamil Dolkadir, conducted the post-mortem at Sibu Hospital from 8am to 11am.

The four victims were timber and shipping businessman Ling Tong Hock, 36, two of his children, David, 10, and Amy, seven, and his mother Leong Nyuk Lan, 76.

The two adults too had cut and slash wounds on their hands and necks, according to Dr Jamil.

The sole survivor, Kelvin, eight, who suffered slash wounds on his back and neck, is now at the children’s Intensive Care Unit of the General Hospital in Kuching.

They were brutally attacked in the living room, kitchen and bedrooms of their terraced house by still unknown persons between 7am and 7.30am on Monday.

Ling’s wife, Li Xiao Lan, 28, a Chinese national, managed to escape to her neighbour’s house through a bedroom window upstairs.

Yesterday, police obtained a court order to remand her for a week until Jan 11 to assist in their investigation.

Meanwhile, police have released a 48-year-old man whom they detained just after midnight.

Sibu police chief, ACP Shafie Ismail said the man was a next door neighbour to the four victims.

“He was released at noon today after our investigation showed he was not involved,” Shafie said when contacted for updates on the case.

A six-member forensic team from the Bukit Aman Forensic Division led by its head, ACP Liaw Kam Soon, is still here to assist the local police led by the state CID chief, SAC Zulkipli Hasan.

According to a relative (who did not want to be identified), the victims would be buried at the Sungai Aup Chinese cemetery, here, this Saturday.

– BERNAMA

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