Jealous man poisons girlfriend and himself

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  • Thursday, 02 Jan 2003

A 37-YEAR-OLD man from Bahau, Negri Sembilan, who had warned his girlfriend not to get close with other men, slashed her with a knife and poured poison into her mouth after a scuffle on Monday. He then consumed the remaining poison, Malaysia Nanban reported Wednesday. 

It quoted police as saying that both were in serious condition at the Bahau Hospital.  

The incident happened near a sundry shop in Bahau at about 2pm after the man had overpowered the 26-year-old woman after a scuffle.  

The woman, from Kampung Ayer Itam, worked in a hair saloon and the man was believed to have warned the woman not to get close with male customers at the saloon, the daily said. 

Their relationship turned sour after the woman told the man that the jewellery she was wearing was given by another boyfriend. This led to the scuffle, the daily said. 

Tamil Nesan reported a story about a 39-year-old woman who was crushed to death in Shah Alam after she got entangled in a cake-making machine at a cake house on Dec 30. 

The gruesome incident occurred at about 2.15pm when S. Mariammal, 41, from Shah Alam, was believed to be cleaning the running machine.  

She was a supervisor in the cake house. 

The daily quoted her brother, Raja, 39, as saying that Mariammal’s hand got stuck in one of the rollers and her whole body was later dragged into the machine, leading to her tragic death. 

A one-and-a-half year old girl, A. Durga, was scalded when she fell into a cooking pot filled with hot sambar curry (an Indian curry).  

She died without regaining consciousness at Klang Hospital at 1pm on Tuesday.  

Tamil Nesan and Malaysia Nanban reported that the incident happened last Friday at the girl's house In Sri Jarum, Banting at about 5pm.  

Durga’s mother, Kasthuri, was doing household chores and was shocked when she saw her daughter immersed in the cooking pot.  

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