Malaysia

Police nab suspect in Rawang acid attack

April 01, 2012

RAWANG, April 1 — A 33-year old man who is believed to be the person behind the acid attack on a woman and a schoolgirl is arrested by the police near a mobile phone shop along Jalan Bandar 2 in Rawang yesterday, according to a report in the Star.

The suspect who works as a security guard is being detained following investigations on the acid attack involving two female victims on March 27. The man is believed to have escaped on foot into an alley close to the location where the attack had taken place.

According to the Gombak OCPD Asst Comm, Abdul Rahim Abdullah, the suspect was found to have burns on his left hand which he claimed was sustained two months ago. This claim was found to be inaccurate when a medical investigation was carried out and the wounds were found to be fresh.

The man has nine previous convictions for drug-related offences. 

Another suspect was booked by the police during a raid at a house at Jalan Cemperai 10, Taman Rasa Utama at Kuala Kubu Baru at around 12.30am on March 30.

The two men are currently under arrest for snatch theft and acid attack.

The police is in the midst of completing the investigation papers and will submit them to the deputy public prosecutors office for further action.