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Published: Thursday January 30, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday January 30, 2014 MYT 7:23:51 AM

Man accused of trying to kill girlfriend and kids by setting house on fire

KUALA LUMPUR: A mechanic was charged in a Sessions Court here with three counts of attempting to murder his girlfriend and her two daughters last Tuesday.

Mohd Afifi Abdul Rahman, 27, was accused of trying to murder divorcee Saliza Saidin, 29, by way of burning.

Mohd Afifi, who works at a bicycle shop, faces a second and third charge of attempting to burn Saliza’s daughters Nur Iris Qalisya Mohd Shahril, two, and two-month-old Nur Fazana.

The offences were allegedly committed at the victim’s PPRT house in Desa Rejang in Setapak Jaya here at about 1.30am on Jan 21.

He was accused under Section 307 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum of 20 years’ jail upon conviction.

Mohd Afifi claimed trial to the charges before judge Ahmad Bache yesterday.

Prosecuting officer Asst Supt Zulki­fli Osman offered no bail as Mohd Afifi had a drug-related case pending.

He then applied for the next mention date pending submission of documents and appointment of a counsel.

Mohd Afifi then interjected and informed the court that he would like to change his plea.

Judge Ahmad said: “If you wish to change your plea, you can do so in the next date”.

The court fixed Feb 18 for mention pending engagement of a counsel.

On Jan 21, it was reported that a 29-year-old woman suffered severe burns after her boyfriend allegedly locked her in a burning flat.

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

A neighbour reportedly saw the man entered the flat unit earlier that day while Saliza was inside with her daughters and mother.

Saliza was reported to have suffered 80% burns while her baby was reported to be badly burnt.

Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, divorcee, burning, mechanic

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