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SUNGAI PETANI – A man who separated from his wife 10 years ago allegedly hurled a petrol bomb at her in an incident here almost two weeks ago that resulted in her death from burns at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital yesterday.

Kuala Muda Police acting chief Supt Saifi Abd Hamid said the 44-year-old man, who had been homeless since the separation, had been arrested.

He said the man threw a bottle containing torched petrol at his wife, also 44, on May 26 as she was cleaning chicken at a sink behind her house.

The couple’s 19-year-old son went to her aid upon hearing her cries for help and reportedly saw his father speeding away on a motorcycle, he told Bernama.

Saifi said the woman rushed into the bathroom to douse the flames on her body, after which her son sent her to the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital. She was subsequently transferred to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital.

“At 8.27 am yesterday (June 6), the Burns Unit of the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital informed the police that the woman had died,” he said.

Saifi said the couple’s son informed the police that his parents were in the process of getting a divorce and that they had been living separately for 10 years. – BERNAMA

KOTA KINABALU – A man was killed by his own “invention” while fishing at a stream near a drain in Sandakan.

The man was said to have used a makeshift electric fishing rod to fish in a drain at a squatter area near Kg. Mangkalinau on Monday evening.

He is believed to have slipped and fallen into the water.

He was last seen alive at about 6pm.

Sandakan fire and rescue chief Anddre Andrew said the man, who was identified as Kamal Siada, 41, is believed to have been electrocuted when he fell into the water with the modified rod.

“He had used electric wires to wrap around a stick and turn it into a electrical rod. There was even an on and off switch to go with it,” he said.

Such methods make it faster and easier to get fish as they would be stunned or even killed when electricity touches the water, automatically making them float.

Andrew said Kamal’s body was discovered by villagers at about 8am on Tuesday.

“The villagers pulled his body out of the drain while waiting for help to arrive,” he said.

KANGAR – A unemployed man was charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today with the murder of his father.

Amirul Amin Amran, 24, nodded after the charge was read out before Magistrate Mohd Azhar Hamzah, but no plea was recorded.

He was charged with murdering Amran Ariffin, 53, at an unnumbered house at Batu 4 1/2 Jalan Padang Melangit, Padang Besar here, between 7.20 pm and 7.30 pm last April 14.

The charge, under Section 302 of the Penal Code, carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

Amirul Amin also faced another charge, with attempting to commit suicide, at the same place and time, and faced an imprisonment for up to a year, or fine, or both, if found guilty.

Mohd Azhar set July 17 for mention pending then medical and post mortem reports.

Deputy public prosecutor Mohd Amril Johari prosecuted, while lawyer Syed Muhammad Anwar Syed Lokman Hakim represented Amirul Amin. – BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR – The remand order of a 23-year-old suspect who was believed to have killed his mother at a condominium in Ampang on Oct 4 has been extended until Oct 17.

The remand order was extended yesterday for seven days, Ampang Jaya Police Chief ACP Hamzah Alias said when contacted today.

The unemployed man was believed to be high on drugs when he was said to have slashed and stabbed his 49-year-old mother to death with a parang.

He later went to the Bukit Indah Community Police station carrying with him the blood-stained parang, apparently to surrender himself, but got into a scuffle with a policemen on duty before he was subdued and detained. – BERNAMA

IPOH – A man was killed while his wife and three children sustained severe injuries when their car collided with a tractor in Teluk Intan, about 88km from here yesterday.

Dasril Anshuar, 33, died on the spot. He was pinned to the driver’s seat in the noon crash at the 14km Jalan Teluk Intan-Chenderong Balai.

Hilir Perak police chief ACP Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said the body was sent to the Teluk Intan Hospital.

The victim’s widow and the children were warded at the hospital.

Meanwhile, Teluk Intan Fire and Rescue Department operations chief, Sharifuddin Jubri said firemen spent about 20 minutes to extricate Dasril’s body from the wreckage. – Bernama