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TUMPAT: A molotov cocktail was tossed into the compound of a house belonging to a state Customs officer early today, sparking a fire.

The garage of the home at Kampung Perupok here was badly damaged in the blaze, while two cars parked inside were completely destroyed.

The Customs officer was not at home during 2.45am incident, however five of his family members were present, but managed to escape the fire unhurt.

District police chief Superintendent Abdul Rashid Daud inspecting the damage caused by the fire. - NSTP/Nor Fazlina Abdul Rahim
District police chief Superintendent Abdul Rashid Daud inspecting the damage caused by the fire. - NSTP/Nor Fazlina Abdul Rahim

The Fire and Rescue Department has begun an investigation into the case to establish a motive for the attack.

"So far, no one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

“But we believe it is an act of arson," said District police chief Superintendent Abdul Rashid Daud.

He added that the case is being investigated under Section 436 of the Penal Code for causing mischief by fire.

Along with the house, the cars were also badly damaged. - Courtesy pic
Along with the house, the cars were also badly damaged. - Courtesy pic
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