|Cause of death||Executed|
|Penalty||Sentenced to death|
|Date|| December 14, 1898|
|Location(s)||Bota, British Malaya|
|Weapon(s)|| Spear |
Gafur, who was between 35 and 40 years old, had marital problems with his wife for several years, and she eventually wanted to get a divorce. On the afternoon of December 14 he left his house, where he lived alone, made his way to the home of his mother-in-law, fetched his two sons aged seven and four, and subsequently went with them to the nearby house of his wife.
There a dispute arose between the two about the future custody of the children, during which Gafur first killed the children and then his wife. He also set her house on fire, injured his mother-in-law, who tried to intervene, by hacking her in the shoulder, and killed his wife's grandmother by slashing her twice in the neck when she rushed to the scene. Gafur then proceeded to kill his sister-in-law, who was about nine years old, and attacked a neighbouring woman, whom he fatally stabbed six times with a spear. Afterwards he fled towards Teronoh.
About a mile and a half down the road, not far from the footpath, he came across an old man residing alone in a hut. Gafur killed him by stabbing him in the back, set the dwelling on fire, and then fled into the jungle. He was sought by police, but eluded capture for several days, setting fire to two more houses on his way, and seriously injuring a Dayak constable who tried to arrest him.
- His wife
- His son, 7
- His son, 4
- His grandmother-in-law
- His sister-in-law, 9
- A neighbouring woman
- An old man
Wounded were his mother-in-law and a policeman.
- ↑ Fifty Years Ago - From the Straits Times of Jan. 7, 1899, The Straits Times (January 7, 1949)
- ↑ Swettenham, Frank: The Real Malay; John Lane, 1900. (pp. 247-249)
- ↑ Amok in Perak, The Straits Times (December 27, 1898)
- ↑ 1898 - The Malay who murdered..., The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (December 31, 1898)
- ↑ Short News - The Malay who murdered...,The Straits Times (December 31, 1898)
- ↑ Short News - A Malay who ran amok..., The Straits Times (April 4, 1899)