Affair sparked blast that blew a hole in roof of Padang Jawa car, say cops


SHAH ALAM: An love affair led to the explosion that caused a hole in the roof of a Perodua MyVi in front of a house in Padang Jawa on Feb 17.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said initial investigations revealed that the incident was sparked by a personal matter and not an act of terrorism.

"The motive for the attack is believed to be caused by the vehicle owner having an affair with a woman.

"The case is under investigation and our personnel are in the midst of gathering evidence in order to make an arrest," he told reporters at the Selangor police headquarters on Thursday (March 2).

It was reported that an explosion that caused a hole in the roof of a small car parked in front of a house in Padang Jawa near here in the early morning of Feb 17 was believed to have been from a small explosive.

The car owner, 35, was in the living room of his house when he was informed by his wife that she saw some sparks on top of the car at around 3.50am.

Two minutes later, the victim, a food delivery rider, came out of the house to check on the situation outside and discovered there was smoke everywhere.

Investigations revealed that the yellow car parked in front of his house had a hole in the roof believed to be from the explosion as the metal edges of the hole bent inward.

Checks on the car did not reveal any weapon or foreign object, and according to the witness, a neighbour, he heard a loud explosion at around 3.50am.

Checks at the site of the explosion by the Selangor contingent headquarters forensics team and the Bukit Aman bomb disposal unit found that the explosives were likely made by an individual with knowledge of bombs, while the explosive itself was a type of low explosive.

The technique used to cause the explosion was through ignition as the police found a fuse that was used to start the explosion.

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