SHAH ALAM, Feb 28 — Police have arrested a man suspected of beating his mother to death using a safety boot and a hammer in a house in Kampung Jawa, Klang near here this morning.

Shah Alam District Police Chief ACP Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said the 33-year-old suspect, a barber, was arrested at his workplace in Taman Sentosa, Klang at 11.30am.

Mohd Iqbal said earlier police received a report regarding the incident at 9.45am from the public.

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He said investigations found that the victim, a 56-year-old housewife, lived with her husband and the suspect in the house.

“The victim had a dispute with the suspect and the man acted by hitting his mother using a safety boot and a hammer before fleeing,” he said in a statement.

“Investigations are being conducted under Section 302 of the Penal Code and remand application on the suspect will be made tomorrow at 9am at the Shah Alam Magistrate’s Court.

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“Anyone with information on the case can contact Investigating Officer ASP Salwani Samsudin at 013-2444234,” he said. — Bernama