KUALA TERENGGANU, 20 FEBRUARY, 2012: Police detained a fisherman and an unemployed man to shed light on an acid splash case involving two men early yesterday morning in Kampung Padang Merchang, Marang, here.
State CID chief ACP K. Manoharan said the suspects, aged 39 and 32, were arrested at their homes in Kampung Padang Rusa and Kampung Padang Merchang at about 7.30pm yesterday.
"According to public information, the suspects had quarelled and threatened one of the victims aged 38, but we will only know the real cause of the incident after obtaining complete information from the two suspects," he told reporters, here today.
Manoharan said police did not dismiss the possibility that jealousy was a motive in the case, but declined to comment further until investigations were completed.
"Initial investigations reveal that the case may have stemmed from jealousy. However, we will try to get a more detailed statement from the two suspects while the two victims are still being treated at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital (HSNZ)," he said.
The suspects are now being remanded for a week to facilitate investigations under Section 326 of the Penal Code.
Yesterday, a teen waiting for his Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) results and his friend were splashed with a liquid, believed to be acid, by an unknown individual.
Mohd Fadzil Hanafi Idrus, 18, and Shahurzaman Salim, 38, were fast asleep with four other friends at their rented house after watching a football match on television in the 5.10am incident.
Mohd Fadzil, who sustained burns on the face, body and legs, while Shahurzaman, a fisherman, who was injured on the face and eyes, were now being treated at HSNZ's burn unit and reported in stable condition.