Wednesday, April 18, 2012

First there were Mat Rempits. Now there are Mat Acids.

The 46-year-old teacher who was splashed with acid in a snatch theft incident in Rawang on March 27, succumbed to her injuries on Monday.

S. Rani from Batu 17, Bandar Rawang died of her injuries sustained in the attack at 2pm at the Selayang Hospital.

Hospitalised since the incident, she suffered injuries on her face, neck, hands and chest and had been in critical condition.

Gombak district police chief, ACP Abdul Rahim Abdullah said the case have been reclassified under Section 302 of Penal Code for murder.

“Two suspects, aged 30, were apprehended shortly after the incident at two separate places, in Taman Rasa Utama in Kuala Kubu Baru and in Jalan Bandar Rawang on March 31,” he said.

One suspect was still in police custody while the other was released on police bail, he said.

At 7am on March 27, Rani and student Nuraqilah Osman, 16, were splashed by corrosive liquid by two men while they were waiting at a bus stop in Batu 17, Rawang.

The suspects also snatched a gold chain from Rani’s neck before fleeing the scene.

While Rani was warded, Nuraqilah received outpatient treatment at the same hospital.

The corrosive liquid also hit five other students who were waiting nearby. All of them sustained minor injuries - Malay Mail