Tragic: Seven-year-old dies after accidental stabbing

By John Isaac

A BOY was killed after he was accidentally stabbed by his 11-year-old cousin at the latter’s home in Taman Cempaka, Kampung Koh Setiawan, Perak.

The seven-year-old, identified as J. Adithiyan was killed instantly after being stabbed in his chest during the 10.20pm incident on Friday, when both their families were busy making preparations for Deepavali the next day.

The father of the seven-year-old boy who died after an accidental stabbing incident on the eve of Deepavali. – NST Pix

His uncle, D.Mathialagan 43, told reporters that the incident happened when the boy’s cousin, went inside the house to take a knife after being told by his mother, to cut a rope.

“The boy who lived next door suddenly ran into the house before they bumped into each other at the front door.

“This caused the knife to pierce the victim in the chest. We took him to the Seri Manjung Hospital but he did not make it,” the 43-year-old uncle said when met at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (HRPB) Forensic Unit.

According to reports in the New Straits Times, the uncle said his nephew’s request to have mutton curry before the tragedy struck would forever haunt him.

“I told him that he could only taste it the next day as it was the main dish for Deepavali celebrations. We didn’t expect that he would be gone so soon,” he said.

Family and relatives claim the victim’s body at the hospital mortuary – Pix from Facebook

Meanwhile, Manjung district police chief Nor Omar Sappi confirmed the matter when contacted today.

He said the post-mortem was conducted at the HRPB this morning and the police were still investigating the case.