A police officer in Kuantan was attacked in front of his home by a man pretending to deliver a gift hamper
The victim, who is attached to the Pahang Criminal Investigation Department, suffered burn injuries to his face, chest, and back
District police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Noor Yusof Ali told New Straits Times that the man arrived on a motorcycle outside the gate of the police officer's house at about 6.10pm.
The motorcyclist called the victim out of the house pretending to be delivering a hamper and the victim assumed the motorcyclist was a dispatch rider.
In the 52-second CCTV footage, Kamarul Zaharin can be seen taking his time to examine the item. While walking back into his house, he gets splashed with the corrosive liquid.
He quickly takes off his clothes and attempts to chase the man on the motorcycle.
Investigations revealed that the suspect had shown up at the victim's house several hours before the incident.
He pressed the door bell but left the premises when he realised no one was home.
Noor Yusof said that the victim is receiving treatment at Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL).
He added, "We are trying to track down the suspect and those with information should come forward to assist police investigations."
According to Free Malaysia Today, the case is being investigated under Section 326 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing grievous hurt with a dangerous weapon.