Sunday, January 17, 2010

M'sian mum sets self on fire

NIBONG TEBAL - A 33-YEAR-OLD mother suffered burns after allegedly setting herself on fire in an incident in Jalan Hutan Lipur here.

The mother of seven did so allegedly due to disappointment over the attitude of one of her daughters, police said.

Seberang Perai Selatan OCPD Supt Shafien Mamat said the incident occurred at 12.40am on Saturday. It happened after the victim was counselling her 15-year-old daughter, who was said to be seldom home.

The mother then suddenly bolted out of the house, poured petrol on her body before lighting up a candle and setting herself on fire, he said.

'She told police that she was under pressure when dealing with her daughter,' he told a news conference yesterday. Other members of the family, including her husband, came to her rescue.

The victim suffered 54 per cent burns from the forehead to the abdomen and has been referred to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Star. -- BERNAMA

Source : The Straits Times

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