GEORGE TOWN: A 35-year-old man was scalded with hot water by his own father recently over insurance money.
The victim claimed that his father poured the hot water when he went to the father’s house at Jalan Kaki Bukit, Gelugor here to ask for RM30,000 on Tuesday at 6.30pm.
According to the police report he lodged, he said his mother had bought an insurance protection and savings. The mother passed away in 2005.
Once the insurance policy has matured after the death of the mother, the father had claimed it from the company and distributed the money to all his children except for the victim.
The victim had since been asking for the money from his father. However, the father refused to give and instead scalded the victim with hot water when he came to the house.
According to the report, this was the second time the father had done so.
“We have detained the 66-year-old father and he admitted to committing the act. He is now released on bail,” said Northeast district police chief Assistant Commissioner Che Zaimani Che Awang in a statement today.
The case is being investigated under Section 323 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt.