Jealousy the motive for acid attack, says deputy IGP


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 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 in Kuala Lumpur 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.

– Bernama