Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Man tried to kill himself and wife. Wife survived, man died


He did not want his wife to leave him and go back to her hometown in Thailand. So, a former restaurant owner set fire to himself and his wife.

It was learnt that Syed Hussin Syed Hussin, 63, doused himself and Wan Rokiah Wan Yussuf, 43, with petrol before lighting the fire at their house in Kampung Melayu Kangkar Pulai at about 9.30am yesterday.


It was believed the act was sparked following an argument when Syed Hussin refused to allow Wan Rokiah, a Thai national, to return to her hometown.

He then went out to buy a bottle of petrol before pouring it on himself and his wife. Syed Hussin died on the way to Hospital Sultanah Aminah while his wife is in stable condition at the hospital - The Star