Two children were killed and a man was seriously injured when stabbed by a suspected drug addict in an incident at Kampung Kuala Sungai Yan late yesterday.
Yan district police chief DSP Shahnaz Akhtar, in a brief statement issued today, said the police were informed of the incident at 11.55 pm and based on early information, the victims were a four-year-old girl and a 14-month-old boy, while the injured man was 52-years old.
Police have arrested the suspect, aged 49, in the same village at about 1.30 am today.
Based on initial investigations, the suspect had a previous record for a drug-related offence, Shahnaz said.
Shahnaz said the bodies of the two children had been sent to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar for post-mortem.