The suspect who has history of 'mental illness' being taken into custody by police. (Photo: Sinar Harian )

A three year old kid was found dead in a gruesome manner, with his head almost dismembered believed to have been slaughtered by his own father, Malay tabloid Sinar Harian reported on Tuesday.

The tragic incident said to have taken place at the family’s kitchen around 11.40 Tuesday morning at Kampung Sungai Budur, Kelantan.

According to the victim’s mother Nik Suzila Nik Hashim said she heard her son son screaming, before rushing to the kitchen and saw he was already motionless on the floor, while her husband holding a knife, bleeding.

Kelantan deputy police chief, ACP Mazlan Lazim said the suspect was still receiving treatment at Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab (HRPZ) II and the case would be investigate under Section 302, Penal Code.