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Father who shot dead his son by mistake to take care of orphaned grandson

Published on Dec 2, 2013 11:29 PM

FRIENDS and relatives paid their last respect to Chong Kuan Fatt, 51, a Malaysian man who was accidentally shot dead by his father.

He is survived by his 12-year-old son, who will live with his grandparents, reported The Star. The child's mother died two years ago from an illness.

Last Wednesday night, Mr Chong, a pork seller, and his 76-year-old father rushed to their Myanmarese maid's rescue when they heard her pleas from outside their house in Kajang, a town in Selangor. There was apparently a break-in.

The elder Chong carried a pump gun with him and at one point in time, he mistook his son for the intruder and fired three shots at him.

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