Man suffers burns in acid attack

KUALA LUMPUR: A man suffered burns to his back and face in an acid attack by two assailants in front of Olympia Tower, Jalan Raja Chulan, here yesterday.

Dang Wangi deputy district police chief Superintendent Rudy Abdullah said the incident took place at about 6.35pm.

“Police were informed that two men on a motorbike had thrown acid at a car driver through the car window in front of Olympia Tower, Jalan Raja Chulan.

“The victim, in his 40s, was rushed to Tong Shin Hospital by passers-by,” he said yesterday.

Rudy said a preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was driving alone during the accident, adding that the two attackers were clad in black jackets and black helmets.

The duo had apparently had enough time to break the car window before splashing the acid at the victim.

The victim suffered 12% to 20% burn injuries to his back and the right side of his face.

He is in stable condition and will be transferred to Prince Court Hospital.

The case is being investigated under Section 326 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means.

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