Two brothers in critical condition after eating poisoned crackers in Kulim


ALOR SETAR: Two brothers aged two and three are in critical condition after they were believed to have eaten crackers (keropok) laced with rat poison in Kampung Padang Ubi in Kulim, on Monday.

Kulim district police chief Supt Mohd Azizul Mohd Khairi said the mother of the two brothers became aware of the incident at 11am when her children started vomiting and foaming in the mouth.

"The two victims are believed to have taken a packet of crackers containing rat poison that was hung on the garden fence by the gardener to trap monkeys. The victims’ mother took them to Malau Health Clinic before going to Kulim Hospital.

"Medical officers at Kulim Hospital found that both victims were in critical condition. At 7.30pm, both victims were taken to the Penang General Hospital for further treatment," he said in a statement here on Monday (July 8).

He said that the suspect in the case is believed to be the victims’ neighbour who works as a gardener.

"The case is being investigated under Section 31(1) (a) of the Children's Act 2001 (Act 611) for child neglect and Section 284 of the Penal Code for negligent conduct concerning any poisonous substance," he said. - Bernama

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Police , Kulim , Poisoned , Rat , Children

   

Next In Nation

How to tell your durians apart: The 101 on Musang King and more
Online loan sharks a tough catch
Appointments discussed at Rulers’ meet
Thrilled to leave his mark in China
An installation with a personal touch
High prices, hot weather dampens durian sales
Ex-MARii CEO jailed one year, fined for training contract fraud
Three nabbed in RM9mil cocaine haul
Caterer burned by food order for ‘fire station event’
Task force to tackle issue of microplastics

Others Also Read