SUNGAI PETANI: A housewife and her 11-year-old son were injured after a parcel containing a self-made bomb exploded in their house in Jalan Angsana Sari 5, Taman Angsana Sari here.
Tan Cheng Fang, 48, injured both her hands and stomach. Her son sustained injures to both eyes and ears.
It is learnt that the woman was about to pick the parcel at 8.20am Friday when it exploded.
Kuala Muda deputy OCPD Supt Ong Aik Chang said police did not rule out business rivalry as the motive for the incident.
He said the bomb could have been sent a day earlier to the house.
Supt Ong said police were still identifying the substance used to make it.
“The bomb has a explosion device which would detonate when it is lifted. Although the size of the bomb is small, it could cause severe injuries including death, if it is held close to a person,” he said when contacted yesterday.
He said the victim's husband, a 48-year-old noodle factory owner, had received a call telling him that something interesting would be sent to his house.
Tan found the pencil box-size parcel inside her house compound when she returned home from the market.
Mother and son were warded at Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital.
Supt Ong said Tan had to undergo surgery for her injuries while her son was in stable condition.