Man sets himself on fire after tiff with partner

Written by: mottaman | 20 Mar 2019 13:16
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20 Mar 2019 13:16

Sometimes people simply let their emotions get the better of them.

Then, they do something stupid and sadly regret it later.

In the most recent case, a man set himself on fire following a quarrel with his girlfriend in Sitiawan, Perak yesterday.

Manjung district police chief ACP Muhammad Hanif Othman said the incident took place in a car park in front of a house in Kampung Bintang at about 7.40pm.

The 21-year-old man suffered almost 90% burns on the body.

"There were several witnesses and the area was equipped with closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras. We have also recorded statements from witnesses and viewed the CCTV footage," he said.

Muhammad Hanif said the victim was being treated at the intensive care unit of Seri Manjung Hospital.

The case is being investigated under Section 309 of the Penal Code for attempted suicide. 

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