Teen torches neighbours’ homes out of revenge


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  • Thursday, 22 Nov 2012

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy set fire to six huts in an act of revenge after his neighbours complained about his behaviour to his father, Malaysia Nanban reported.

Police said the boy, who lived about 100km from Chennai, was mischievous and always fought with other boys who played with him.

The boy's father was upset that the parents of other children had often complained to him about his son's behaviour. Last Thursday, he gave his son a severe beating.

Frustrated, the boy decided to burn down his neighbours' houses.

To avoid being caught, he alerted the residents about the blaze and even helped put out the fire.

Eventually, police investigations led them to the boy, who confessed to the crime. The boy has been placed at a home for juveniles.

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> Tamil Nesan reported that a woman in Surat, North India, claimed that her husband from Mauritius abandoned her for not giving him Rs25,000 (RM1,388) in dowry.

In her police report, Zaheda Bibi, 44, said that she married Hussain Saiyed, 58, last Friday.

The next day, Hussain called her brother Arif and demanded Rs25,000 (RM1,388) as dowry.

When he was told that the money was not forthcoming, both men got into an argument which ended up with Hussain beating up Arif. Hussain then went missing.

Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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