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This photo combination made from a CCTV coverage, showing the suspect splashing acid on a policeman.
This photo combination made from a CCTV coverage, showing the suspect splashing acid on a policeman.

KUANTAN: Police believe they have solved the acid attack incident at Taman Mahkota Putra in Indera Mahkota here on Monday with the arrest of two suspects yesterday.

The first suspect, a 41-year-old tow-truck operator, was picked up in front of a restaurant at Kemaman, Terengganu, about 8.15pm yesterday.

District police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Noor Yusof Ali said the man, who is the main suspect, was believed to have splashed acid on the victim, a policeman with the rank of sergeant.

He said the suspect later took police to a house in Kampung Bahagia, Kuantan, where they arrested a 40-year-old electrician.

"We believe the main suspect who attacked the policeman had borrowed the motorcycle which belonged to the second suspect. Police have seized the motorcycle along with several items related to the case to assist investigations.

"Both men have been remanded for seven days. The case is being investigated under Section 326 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing grievous hurt with a dangerous weapon," he said in a statement today.

In the incident on Feb 24, a 51-year-old policeman suffered burns to his face and back in an acid attack in front of his house at about 6.10pm.

The victim, who is attached to the Pahang Criminal Investigation Department, was called out of his house by a man who pretended to deliver a hamper to him. Instead, he was splashed with the corrosive liquid.

The incident was captured on CCTV camera and the footage went viral on social media.

The victim is currently being treated at Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

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