Dad killed son for working to help family

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All he wanted was to work so his family could get a better life. But the Malaccan teen, 17, ended up losing his life - at his father's hands.

Malaysian police said the victim, Muhamad Hafiz Abd Ghani, reportedly argued with his father, 52, in their house on Saturday afternoon.

The Star Online quoted Alor Gajah District Deputy Police Chief Supt Abd Rahman Jid saying: "The victim wanted to find a job, but the father disagreed."

The teen, the eldest of 10 children, usually would not go against his father's wishes. This time, he refused to take no for an answer. A heated argument broke out and his father beat him with a wooden club.

The teen became unconscious.

'Don't wake him'

Bernama said the victim's mother, Siti Habibah, tried to wake him for their pre-dawn meal on Sunday before beginning their fast.

Her husband stopped her, saying that their son could still be tired and sleeping.

''Then I saw my husband leaving the house in a rush, without his phone and wallet, at about 8.30am," the 38-year-old said.

''I suspected something amiss and went to check on Muhamad Hafiz in his room,'' adding she was shocked to find him lifeless on the bed.

She then lodged a police report.

Supt Abd Rahman said the police were hunting for the father, who had gone missing.

Sources: Star Online, Bernama