PETALING JAYA: Jealousy is believed to be the motive that led to the corrosive liquid splashing on Mohd Raffie Abdul Latiff.
Based on investigations, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar said the man arrested last Saturday was jealous of Mohd Raffie's friendship with his girlfriend.
“Most of the time in cases involving the splashing of corrosive liquid, there is a motive behind it,” he said, adding that the suspect was also Mohd Raffie's friend.
Khalid was speaking to reporters after launching the 24th Ops Sikap at Sri Pentas, Bandar Utama yesterday in conjunction with the Hari Raya festive season.
Mohd Raffie, 28, who is a nephew of 1980s singer Datin Ramziela Radzillah, suffered serious facial injuries when a man splashed corrosive liquid on him near the Sogo shopping complex in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman earlier this month.
It was reported that police had made a breakthrough in the case with the arrest of the suspect.
City CID deputy chief Asst Comm Khairy Arasa was quoted as saying that the man, in his 30s, was brought in for questioning following a tip-off.
He was subsequently arrested after giving his statement.
However, he is not the person in a photofit released by police recently.
Following a spate of acid splashing cases, police formed a task force comprising officers from Kuala Lumpur and Selangor to gather information.
Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact Rakan Cop at 03-2115 9999 or the nearest police station.