'Mickey' acid attack: Eight sets of fingerprints lifted from scene, says IGP


KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman's Forensic unit discovered eight sets of fingerprints at the scene where national footballer Faisal Halim was splashed with acid, says Tan Sri Razarudin Husain.

The Inspector-General of Police said five of the fingerprints were partial prints, while the remaining three were full prints.

"However, there were no matches on the police database for the full prints.

"It might be because the individual involved has never been arrested and did not have any prior criminal record," he said when contacted on Tuesday (May 21).

The IGP said the police have already distributed the photofit of the suspect and urged the public, who recognised him to come forward as soon as possible.

"The suspect is in his 30s, 165cm and has a medium build.

"Members of the public who recognise the man or have information on the individual pictured in the photofit are urged to contact Special Investigation Unit (USJT) investigating officer Insp Jagachandran Murugesen at 012-6848166 or their nearest police station to assist in tracking down the suspect," he said.

Faisal, who is also known as Mickey, suffered an acid attack on May 5 at a shopping mall in Kota Damansara.

The motive behind the attack is unknown.

Just days prior to the attack, his Harimau Malaya teammate Akhyar Rashid was robbed in Kuala Terengganu last week and suffered cuts and bruises.

On the night of May 7, former national captain Safiq Rahim escaped unhurt after two men broke his rear windscreen in Johor Baru.

The 36-year-old, who plays for Super League champions Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) revealed the incident on his social media account by posting a police report.

Police have since released a photofit of the suspect on May 19.

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