Set ablaze by spurned lover, teen still in danger
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Sixteen-year-old Nurul Firzanah Mat Zaki, who was believed to have been set on fire by her jilted lover, remains in critical condition after an operation at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital yesterday.
Her father, Mat Zaki Mat Hussin, 45, said a procedure was done on his daughter’s neck to allow her respiratory channel to function normally. She had suffered 25 per cent burns on her body.
He said Nurul Firzanah’s condition, this year’s Aidilfitri celebrations was meaningless for the family.
“My wife, Norliyati Abdul Hamid, is still unable to accept the tragedy that has befallen our second of three children. Each time she enters Nurul’s room she will start crying,” he told reporters when met at the hospital here today.
Nurul Firzanah was previously reported to be comatose after she was doused with petrol and set on fire, believed to be by her boyfriend, in a jungle near the Wangsa Sari People’s Housing Project (PPR) Wangsa Sari, Section 1, Wangsa Maju, after breaking fast together on Tuesday.
The victim sustained injuries on her face, chest and hands in the tragedy.
Mat Zaki said following the incident, the family of the boyfriend, Mohd Amir Mohd Anuar, 19, came to apologise but he said it was hard for him to accept how his daughter was treated.
“As a father, I cannot forgive this inhumane act,” he said.
He added that the family had never been against the relationship between Nurul Firzanah and Mohd Amir, but they never expected it to lead to such a tragedy.
Police are currently looking for the Mohd Amir, the main suspect, whose last address was No 16, Blok Q, Pangsapuri Taman Keramat.
Earlier, Nurul Firzanah received a donation of RM2,000 from the National Welfare Foundation which was presented by its board of trustees chairman, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil. — Bernama