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Woman detained for splashing hot water on man with Down Syndrome inside lift
Published on: Saturday, April 20, 2024
By: Bernama
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Woman detained for splashing hot water on man with Down Syndrome inside lift
Doctors at Penang Hospital confirmed that the victim suffered burns on the front and back of his right side due to exposure to hot water.
BALIK PULAU: Penang police last night detained a woman who allegedly splashed hot water on a man with Down Syndrome in an apartment building lift on Jalan Rajawali here yesterday.

Barat Daya deputy police chief Jafri Zain said the 39-year-old suspect was detained at 9.21pm in the apartment grounds.

“The woman, who resides in the apartment area, was remanded today to facilitate investigations into the incident,” he said when contacted by Bernama.

The incident happened when the 33-year-old victim was returning to his apartment on the 16th floor.

Last night, Jafri said that CCTV footage showed that only the suspect and the victim were in the lift at the time of the incident.

He added that the case was being investigated for voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means under Section 324 of the Penal Code.

Doctors confirmed that the victim, who was taken to Penang Hospital, suffered burns on the front and back of his right side due to exposure to hot water.

He is reported to be in stable condition.

A 20-second video of the incident also went viral on social media, with netizens condemning the woman’s actions.

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