Grieving family found burnt to death

SUNGAI SIPUT - Four days after the death of a rubber estate owner, the charred remains of his wife and three children were found at their burnt house in Taman Bukit Medan.

The Fire and Rescue Department personnel found the bodies of S. Jayalatchumy, 45, R. Thilagawati, 23, R. Puvaneswary, 21, and R. Suhan, 17, in the kitchen of the rented single-storey house after midnight.

When firefighters went to the kitchen area, they found two bodies hugging each other, while the other two bodies were found nearby.

Sungai Siput OCPD Supt Azman Salim said police had not ruled out that the four took their lives as they could not accept Rajan's death.

"However, we are still carrying out investigations," he added.

On Feb 1, the estate owner, M. Rajan, 48, believed to have been suffering from a prolonged illness, died at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh.

His wife and children cremated him the next day without informing relatives about it.

The eldest daughter is believed to be working as a clerk at Tenaga Nasional, while the other daughter was studying in a college and the youngest son, a student at SK Kampung Muhibbah.

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