DUNGUN, March 24 — A man obsessed with a doomsday theory he learned from the Internet cut off his father’s penis, as well as his own, in an incident in Felda Kerteh 6, Ketengah Jaya, here early today.
In the 1.30am incident, the suspect, who is a factory supervisor in Kuala Lumpur, also forced his brother-in-law to cut off his own penis, but the man managed to escape.
Terengganu CID chief ACP K. Manoharan said the suspect, who lives in Balakong, Selangor, had returned to his family home here since last week.
“Yesterday evening, when all the family members had gathered at the house, the suspect began to talk about the doomsday theory which he learned from the Internet, saying that the world was coming to an end on Friday without giving any specific date.
“Then, the suspect turned aggressive by beating his father with a rattan stick with the intention to make his father cry to release the spirit of the so-called Imam Nawawi,” he told reporters here today.
Manoharan said when the suspect failed to make his father cry, he asked for a knife from his brother-in-law, stormed into his father’s room and cut off his father’s penis and then, his own.
As a result of the incident, both the suspect and his 67-year-old father sustained severe blood loss and were rushed to Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital for treatment.
He said both men were reported to be in critical condition.
“We believe the suspect was obsessed with the deviant teaching he learned from the Internet,” he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 326 for causing grievous injury.
Meanwhile, the suspect’s 33-year-old wife, said her husband had showed a change in attitude over the past two months.
“I thought he wanted to change for the better and to get closer to Allah,” she said when met at the hospital. — Bernama