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Monday, August 22, 2011

Cops confirm motive for man splashed with acid

Sulaiman Kamal | 10:06 PM | | | | | Best Blogger Tips

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Khalid (left) in a file picture, receives a package from Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar. 
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 22, 2011): Police have identified jealousy as the motive for a man to be splashed with acid at Wisma Bumi Raya, Jalan Raja Laut, last Aug 8.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar said the motive was discovered after police questioned the victim's acquaintance who was detained last Saturday.
He said the victim's acquaintance, who was in the car with the victim when the incident occurred, had been remanded for five days since yesterday.
"The motive is believed jealousy over a lover," he told reporters after launching the 24th Ops Sikap and Safe House Campaign here today.
In the Aug 8 incident, Mohd Rafie Abdul Latif, 27, was splashed with acid by a man while he was in his car near Wisma Bumi Raya.
The assailant had opened the car door, splashed the liquid which caused burns on the victim's face, and escaped in a car with two accomplices.
Mohd Rafie sought treatment at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
In a related development, Khalid said police welcomed measure by the local authorities to install camera at strategic locations to prevent crime.

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