Man Sets Family House On Fire After Failing To Get Money From His Mother

The incident took place at Kampung Bukit Kapar, Klang on Tuesday, 12 October.

Cover image via Bomba Selangor via Berita Harian & Kosmo Online (Facebook)

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A man who was recently released from prison is believed to have set his family house on fire after failing to get money from his mother

According to Berita Harian, the incident took place at Kampung Bukit Kapar, Klang on Tuesday, 12 October.

North Klang district police chief S Vijaya Rao said the suspect met his mother not far from the location of the incident to ask for money but she refused.

"Before leaving, the suspect made a threat to his mother that he would burn down the house if his mother did not give him money," said Vijaya Rao.

The police received a stress call about the fire from a 37-year-old woman at 3.30pm on the day of the incident

"According to the complainant, she was informed that her house in Kampung Bukit Kapar was on fire while at work. She then rushed home," said the district police chief.

"Upon arrival at the house, the complainant found that the fire was raging and firefighters were trying to put out the fire."

"The complainant is a niece of the suspect and lives next door to his house."

Vijaya Rao said the house on fire was an adjoining village house, reported Utusan Malaysia.

The suspect was arrested near the location of the incident.

Investigation shows that the suspect is an unemployed man in his 30s and had been released from prison recently for drug offences.

He was arrested and remanded for four days until 15 October. The case is currently being investigated under Section 435 of the Penal Code for committing mischief by using fire.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) head Norazam Khamis said the fire destroyed 90% of the house, reported Berita Harian.

No casualties were reported in the incident.

Meanwhile, a video showing a woman crying on her knees in front of the burning house while another woman consoles her went viral on social media.

The video uploaded by Kosmo Online received more than 1,500 shares and had over 840,000 views.

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