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Monday July 28, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday July 28, 2014 MYT 6:58:26 AM
PETALING JAYA: A police detective corporal suffered burns on his face and body after a fire ravaged his car in Jalan Puchong here, near his home.
The detective alleged that a man had set his grey Proton Waja ablaze near a hardware store, causing injuries to his hands, shoulder, back and the left side of his face.
He is believed to have run home after the incident on Saturday and handed his weapon, wallet and mobile phone to his wife for safekeeping before going to Assunta Hospital.
It is learnt that the policeman, who is likely to have suffered heavy smoke inhalation, was later admitted to the University Malaya Medical Centre Intensive Care Unit. His condition has since stabilised.
Earlier, the detective and two officers from the Selangor police Serious Crimes Department were said to have met an informer from about 2am to 5am.
After the meeting, they had breakfast at a restaurant near the Petaling Jaya Hilton Hotel before calling it a day at 5.40am.
At about 8.20am, police reportedly received a call from the detective’s wife about her husband’s injuries and attempted arson on his car.
Kuala Lumpur CID chief Senior Asst Comm Gan Kong Meng, meanwhile, said a closed-circuit television recording showed no foul play.
“The burnt wreckage of the car was discovered by police 1km from the detective’s home. The forensics team ruled out foul play due to the absence of external combustible materials at the scene,” he added.
Nevertheless, SAC Gan assured that the fire would be investigated.
“We have recorded statements from four witnesses and are waiting to speak to the detective,” he said.
The case is being probed under Section 435 of the Penal Code for causing mischief by fire.
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