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Wednesday January 22, 2014 MYT 8:04:00 AM
Wednesday January 22, 2014 MYT 8:49:41 AM
by natasha joibi
Saved by mum: Saliza with her youngest daughter in this picture taken from her Facebook.
KUALA LUMPUR: A 29-year-old woman was severely burnt after her former boyfriend allegedly locked her in a burning room at a flat in Desa Rejang, Setapak Jaya.
It is learnt that a neighbour saw the man enter th e unit early yesterday morning while the woman, identified as Saliza Saidin, was still inside with her three children and 62-year-old mother.
The victim’s mother, Som Dolah, sa id her daughter was asl eep in the main bedroom with her 18-monthold granddaughter while she slept in the living room with Saliza’s two older children, aged four and five.
“I was woken up by the sound of a man’s movements,” said Som, who claimed that the suspect was Saliza’s former boyfriend. It was alleged that the suspect
poured petrol around the room and started a fire.
Som said that by the time she was fully awake, the bedroom had caught fire and she saw the man leaving the unit before locking the main door.
“I quickly ran to the room to save Saliza and my granddaughter,” said Som, adding that her right arm was scalded as she pulled them out of the fire.
A total of 41 firefighters from the Setapak, Wangsa Maju and Hang Tuah fire stations were despatched to the scene at 1.35am and managed to put out the flames by 1.58am.
All three family members were sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment.
City CID chief Asst Comm Khairi Ahrasa said police were investigating the case from all angles.
“As of now, the man is being investigated as the prime suspect in the case, with the motive being revenge,” he said.
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