The four deceased in the Sibu murder all died of blunt object smashed to their heads as a post mortem conducted by Sarawak Hospital pathologist consultant revealed. The post mortem started from 8.30 am to 11.30 am at the Sibu General hospital.
Dr. Jamil Dol Kadir who conducted the post mortem did not speak to the reporters. It was later revealed that the four, Ling Tong Huat, 36, mother, Leong Nguk Lan, 76, David Ling Chei Qi, 10 and Amy Ling Zi Jiun, 7 all suffered broken skulls. Leong and Tong Huat suffered some hands injuries like they were trying to defend themselves. The killing took place in the morning of Monday at RTM Lane, Jalan Oya Road.
The only surviving child, Kevin Ling aged 8 is now in the intensive care in Sarawak General hospital fighting for his life. He also suffered head and body injuries. His mother who flown in from Singapore refused to talk to reporters. She is said to be married and stayed in Singapore.
According to a family member, the four would be buried in Bukit Aup cemetery. Their mother had already bought a plot of land. Tong Huat and his two children would be buried together.
The children’s step mother, a Chinese nationality was ordered to be remanded for a week pending investigation. She had climbed through the window to a neighbour for help as she alleged that there were sounds on the ground floor.
A family member also called up a Chinese papers for revealing their family photos. She said it was not fair as they too feared for their lives and asked for privacy for the family to grieve.
A friend of Tong Huat who requested for anonymity said two days before the killing, he had met him and the latter was his usual self. Describing Tong Huat as a nice man, the friend said he had worked hard and was considered a wealthy man.
At midnight , a neighbour aged 48 had been pulled in for questioning.