Woman nabbed for throwing explosive over unpaid debt
Posted on July 31, 2012, Tuesday
NIBONG TEBAL: A 44-year-old woman was detained Saturday after she threw an explosive at a house in Taman Tang Ling, Simpang Ampat which killed a puppy, purportedly over an unpaid debt.
South Seberang Prai police chief Supt Shafien Mamat said the woman was detained at 10am the same day at her house in Simpang Ampat after investigation found her to be involved in the incident.
“The incident took place at 3.30am when the 46-year-old victim was still asleep. The victim said the explosion was very loud.
“The explosion also killed a puppy which was outside the house,” he said, here, yesterday.
He said forensic investigation found the explosive was made by putting together, in large number, a type of firecrackers (mercun bola), which produced sparks and a very loud sound.
Shafien said preliminary investigation found the suspect hurled the explosive because the victim failed to repay a RM6,000 debt.
“Before throwing the firecrackers, the woman also threatened to hurt the victim,” he said.
He said the suspect was remanded to help in investigation under Section 428 and 527 of the Penal Code. — Bernama