Saliza Saidin and daughter.
PETALING JAYA: The twenty-nine-year-old divorcee who was allegedly locked in a burning room by her boyfriend has died.
Saliza Saidin reportedly died at Hospital Kuala Lumpur at 5pm on Saturday after being in critical condition for 12 days.
In Jan 21’s incident, Saliza’s ex-boyfriend Mohd Afizi Abdul Rahman allegedly locked her in a burning room at her flat in Desa Rejang, Setapak Jaya.
A neighbour reportedly saw the man entered the flat unit earlier that day while Saliza was inside with her three children and 62-year-old mother, Som Dolah.
It is learnt that Mohd Afizi had poured petrol around the bedroom where Saliza was sleeping with her baby and started a fire around 1.30am.
It is believed that he had locked the unit’s front door before making his escape.
The fire had left Saliza suffering 80% burns to her body while her baby, Nur Iris Qalisya Mohd Shahril, was reported to be badly burnt.
Mohd Afizi, 27, was arrested at Hutan Melintang, Perak at 3am on Jan 22.
He was charged in a Sessions Court here with three counts of attempting to murder his girlfriend and her two daughters.
Mohd Afizi, who works as a mechanic 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.
He was accused under Section 307 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum of 20 years’ jail upon conviction.
Acting City CID chief Asst Comm Khairi Ahrasa said Saliza and Mohd Afizi were in a six-month relationship before things took a turn for the worst.
“They were always arguing and he was always borrowing money from Saliza,” said ACP Khairi of the suspect.
ACP Khairi said Mohd Afizi might have gotten angry when Saliza refused to lend him money.
“It might have been the motive behind the act of arson,” he said.