Kuala Lumpur (The Star/ANN) – Three women have fallen victim to the acid splashers who have been terrorising the Klang Valley in Malaysia since early last month.
The trio, two marketing executives and a teacher, were splashed with a hazardous liquid during separate attacks on Thursday and Friday.
The attacks took place at Jalan Tun Sambanthan and Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad — the first time they occurred outside Bangsar.
On Thursday at about 5.30pm, marketing executive Ruhainah Husin, 30, and her colleague were on their way home near Jalan Tun Sambanthan when they were splashed.
“We were walking towards my car when we heard a motorcycle pull up behind us.
“In a split second, I felt something on my face,” she said.
Ruhainah said she could feel a severe burning sensation and smelled smoke.
“Luckily my eyes were saved because I was wearing glasses,” she said.
Her colleague, who escaped with minor injuries, and a bystander helped to send Ruhaina to the University Malaya Medical Centre for treatment.
Ruhaina suffered severe burns on parts of her face and shoulder.
It is believed that the liquid used by the attacker was a type of alkaline.
Another attack the next day, took place outside a primary school near Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad at 7am.
The victim, a teacher who wished to remain anonymous, said she noticed two men on a motorcycle speeding away after she was splashed.
Along with Ruhaina and her colleague, a total of fifteen people, including eight pupils, two teachers, a parent and her two children, have fallen victim to the attacks so far.
Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid urged anyone with information to contact the nearest police station immediately.