THE wife of murdered Sibu businessman Ling Tong Hock, a Chinese national, has been remanded in custody for seven days.
This is to assist with the quadruple murder investigation, which also saw the brutal killing of two of Ling’s children and his mother.
The woman is set to appear in court again on Jan 11.
Apparently there were inconsistencies in her account of the event and the time of death established by investigators for the murder victims.
Meanwhile, Ling’s eight-year-old son Kelvin, who suffered slash wounds to his neck and back, will reportedly be sent to the Sarawak General Hospital in Kuching for further treatment.
He was still in critical condition when the Borneo Post report was filed.
It is hard to put into words the devastation of this tragedy.
All we can do is keep vigil for Kelvin and pray that he makes it through.
We must also pray that justice is served. As human beings we cannot allow such acts to go unpunished.
The perpetrator(s) must be pay.
The Borneo Post report:
Wife of slain businessman remanded
SIBU: The wife of the businessman slain during Tuesday’s quadruple murder was today remanded for seven days to assist with the investigation.
The woman had managed to escape unhurt during the morning bloodbath, which also claimed the lives of her two step-children and mother-in-law.
The Chinese national is set to appear in court again on Jan 11.
When contacted by the investigation officer yesterday, her family members said they would consider consulting a lawyer if she is charged with murder.
She was brought to the Sibu Hospital for a blood test after the remand order.
Meanwhile, the businessman’s eight-year-old son, who suffered slash wounds to his neck and back, will be sent to the Sarawak General Hospital in Kuching for further treatment.
He is still in critical condition.