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Published: Tuesday January 21, 2014 MYT 2:32:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday January 21, 2014 MYT 6:47:48 PM

Vengeful man locks girlfriend in burning flat

KUALA LUMPUR: A 29-year-old woman suffered severe burns after a vengeful boyfriend allegedly locked her in a burning flat unit at Desa Rejang, Setapak Jaya, Wangsa Maju.

A neighbour reportedly saw the man enter the flat unit early Tuesday morning while his girlfriend, identified as Sarliza Saidin was still inside with her 18-month-old baby and her 62-year-old mother.

It is learnt that he had locked the grill door from outside the unit before pouring petrol around it and igniting the fire.

City Fire and Rescue Department was alerted of the fire at the flat at about 1.30am.

Forty-one personnel from Setapak, Wangsa Maju and Hang Tuah were despatched to the scene and they managed to quell the flames at about 2am.

All three family members were sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) for treatment.

Sarliza reportedly suffered 80% burns to her body while her baby was reportedly to be badly burnt.

Sarliza's is also reported to have suffered 10% burns to her body.

When contacted, city CID chief Asst Comm Khairi Ahrasa confirmed that police have received a report on the crime and are investigating the fire from all angles.

"As of now, Sarliza's boyfriend is being investigated as the prime suspect in the case, with the motive being revenge.

"He will be brought in to have his statement recorded," said ACP Khairi.


Tags / Keywords: Crime, Boyfriend, Burning, Flat


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