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Nepalese guard injured in fire sparked by Molotov cocktail

Last update: 16/08/2019
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- A Nepalese man suffered burns on his hands and back after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the guard post of a condominium in Taman Danau Kota here today, causing it to catch fire.

“A Nepalese guard on duty at the time suffered 10 per cent burns on his hands and back and was given treatment by paramedics at the scene,” said a spokesman of the Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department operations room.

In a statement, he said the fire station received an emergency call at 4.41 am and sent eight firemen to the scene.

The case has been handed over to the police for further investigation, he said.

Wangsa Maju district deputy police chief DSP Muhammad Najib Hamzah, when contacted, said police are investigating the case and would issue a statement later.

Meanwhille, Kuala Lumpur acting police chief Datuk Roslan Bek Ahmad said police had identified two men on a motorcycle who were suspected of hurling the petrol bomb.

“The two male suspects threw the Molotov cocktail towards the guard house and fled … at that time there were three security guards on duty there.

“The case is being investigated under Section 436 of the Penal Code,” he said in a statement.

Anyone with information should contact senior investigating officer ASP Shahrizal Salleh at 017-7134705, investigating officer Insp Mohd Nazril Haizar Abd Wahab at 018-4066009, Kuala Lumpur Police Hotline at 03-2115 9999 or the nearest police station.

-- BERNAMA



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