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In Malaysia, maid suspected to have slit throats of employers' children

Published on Feb 26, 2014 5:47 PM

SHAH ALAM (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - An Indonesian maid in Malaysia allegedly killed a five-year-old and his 18-month-old brother before reportedly taking her own life.

The two boys, Koay Jia Hong and Melvin Selvam Joseph, were found sprawled in a pool of blood at their home in Taman Sri Putra on Tuesday evening.

It is learnt that the boys' 27-year-old mother, a coffeeshop operator, returned to her home at about 7pm to find the boys and the maid dead, with their throats slit.

Initial investigations revealed that the maid, in her 30s, had slit the throat of five-year-old Koay upstairs before killing the younger stepbrother in the same manner on the ground floor near the kitchen.

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