Fiery argument leads to Ipoh duo sustaining burns, cops classify case as attempted murder


IPOH: Police are investigating an incident, where two people sustained severe burns after a fire outside a house in Bercham, as attempted murder.

Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Hassan said the victims aged 67 and 54, were currently unconscious at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital.

He said police received a distress call at 10.18am on Wednesday (Feb 28) from the public stating that a car and a motorcycle were on fire together with the two victims outside a house in Bercham.

He said police and firemen arrived at the scene and found that a car and a motorcycle were burnt.

“Before the fire, a witness heard the two arguing,” he added.

ACP Yahaya said the case is being investigated under section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder.

“Those with information on the case can contact the investigating officer Asst Supt Fadli Ahmad at 019-2500019 or the nearest police station,” he added.

ACP Yahaya said police were taking the case seriously pending investigations.

Those suffering from mental health issues or contemplating suicide can reach out to the Mental Health Psychosocial Support Service (03-2935 9935 or 014-322 3392); Talian Kasih (15999 or 019-261 5999 on WhatsApp); Jakim’s Family, Social and Community care centre (011-1959 8214 on WhatsApp); and Befrienders Kuala Lumpur (03-7627 2929, go to www.befrienders.org.my/centre-in-malaysia for a full list of numbers and operating hours, or email sam@befrienders.org.my.

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