POLICE are still looking for a 29-year-old Thai woman who allegedly splashed acid on her partner last Tuesday.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid confirmed that the woman is the victim’s partner.
“Both of them had been living together for some time,” he told a press conference after the police meet-the-people session at the Penang Hospital.
He said although no arrest had been made so far, police believe the suspect is still in Penang.
“We have informed the Immigration authorities at the borders, and so far, there is no information that she has left the country,” he said on Thursday.
The victim, a plumber, 47, has lost sight in both eyes and is still unconscious at the Penang Hospital.
It was reported that the incident happened around 6.30am last Tuesday, when the plumber was asleep in his house in Gat Lebuh Macallum.
The woman then fled in a silver Grand Livina bearing the registration number PJU 1000.
Initial investigations by the police showed that the suspect had been living in Penang for five years. The case has been classified as voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous means under Section 326 of the Penal Code.
On the meet-the-people session, ACP Mior Faridalathrash said the police chose to hold it at the Penang Hospital to enable those who visited the hospital to have a chance to ask police any questions they had.
“We received good response from the public and they raised some issues such as parking problems and snatch theft.
“They also asked us about some crime prevention methods,” he said, adding that police were carrying out patrols on motorcycles at the hospital compound.