30-Year-Old Penang Woman Slashes Her Body With A Knife Before Setting Herself On Fire
She suffered 40% burns from the blaze.
A 30-year-old woman in Penang is in critical condition after she slashed her body with a knife and set herself on fire yesterday, 6 February
It was reported that the woman has a history of mental illness
According to New Straits Times, her 32-year-old brother found her covered in blood when he visited the apartment, where their mother and younger brother also reside.
According to northeast police chief Assistant Commissioner Che Zaimani Che Awang, the elder brother immediately contacted police and an ambulance.
However, as he was waiting for them to arrive, the woman ran out of the home, doused herself in petrol, and set herself ablaze.
Che Awang added that her brother and two policemen were able to immediately extinguish the fire before it consumed her whole body
Free Malaysia Today reported that the woman's mother, who had been looking after the woman, had gone to Kuala Lumpur to send the younger brother off to study.
It was confirmed that the woman received medical treatment for mental instability last week.
Suicide is never the option.
If you or anyone you know may be at risk of suicide, please call these hotlines:
1. ALL WOMEN'S ACTION SOCIETY (AWAM) - TELENITA
Address: 85, Jalan 21/1, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Contact: +603-7877 0224 | Website
Address: 95 Jalan Templer, 46000, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Contact: +603-7956 8144 | +603-7956 8145 | [email protected] | Website
3. DBKL TELECOUNSELLING
Address: Tingkat 1, Menara DBKL, Jalan Raja Laut 50350 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 1800-88-2600 | 03-26179905
4. TALIAN NUR
Contact: 15999 | [email protected]
5. WOMEN'S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
Contact: +03-7956 3488 |[email protected] | Website
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