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Kampar Nurse And Her 2 Children Die After She Allegedly Sets Their Room On Fire

A friend told the police that the woman suffered from depression due to family and marital problems.

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A 35-year-old mother and her two children died after she allegedly set fire to their rented room in Taman Kampar Putra on Sunday, 6 December

According to Berita Harian, the incident happened around 10am. The victims have been identified as R Kartiga and her two children, six-year-old S Harrshikka and 12-year-old S Shaarhveesh.

The woman was a nurse who worked at Kampar Hospital.

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A passer-by noticed smoke from the shoplot and called the relevant authorities

Perak Zone 1 Fire and Rescue chief Nor Rasidamayati told Bernama that 12 firemen from the Kampar Fire and Rescue Station were dispatched to the scene after receiving the call.

The fire was extinguished within three minutes and severely burnt bodies were found on a bed.

Kampar district police chief Supt Hasron Nazri Hisham said that a gas cylinder was found behind a wardrobe.

"Besides that, there were also traces of petroleum on the walls of the room," he added.

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Authorities have classified her death as suicide

Hasron told New Straits Times that the victim was suffering from depression due to family and marital issues.

Initial investigations revealed that the woman and her two children had been staying in the room after being separated from her husband.

"She was in a depressed state for the last two weeks. She told her friend that if she died one day, please arrange her funeral and don't let her family interfere," Hasron said.

The bodies were sent to the Kampar Hospital Forensic Unit for post-mortem examination.

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Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.

If you or anyone you know may be at risk of suicide, please call these Malaysian hotlines:

1. BEFRIENDERS KL
24-hour
Contact: +603-76272929
Skype: BefKL Skype 1
Email: [email protected]
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2. TALIAN KASIH
24-hour
Contact: 15999
WhatsApp: +6019-2615999
Email: [email protected]
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For a more thorough directory of resources, head over to the Malaysian Mental Health Association's website.

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