‘Splasher’ attacks four women, child

KUALA LUMPUR:The motorcyclist who has been terrorising women here by splashing a harmful liquid on them attacked four women on Friday and yesterday, leaving one in intensive care.

The first attack occurred at 9pm on Friday when two women, aged 23 and 25, were walking along Jalan Pudu Lama after having dinner.

The suspect approached the women from behind on his motorcycle and splashed the liquid on them before speeding off.
The victims ran into a nearby building where they tried to wash off the liquid. A woman, working in the building, later sent them to the Tung Shin Hospital where the 23-year-old was given outpatient treatment.

However, her companion was transferred to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital where she was warded in the intensive care unit.

Sources said the victim suffered five per cent burns to the face, neck and hands. She is said to be in danger of losing sight in her left eye.
About half-an-hour later, the same man was believed to have splashed liquid at another woman at a parking lot in front of The Mall.

City police chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah said yesterday the man’s third victim, a lawyer in her 30s, suffered minor burns and was given outpatient treatment at a nearby hospital.

He said police had sent samples of the liquid to the Chemistry Department and were awaiting the results.
Yesterday, at 3pm, the man struck again, this time in Persiaran Titiwangsa, near here.

The victim, in her 30s, was standing in her house compound while carrying her year-old child when the splasher rode by and threw the liquid at them.

Sentul district police chief Assistant Commissioner Zakaria Pagan said both mother and child were rushed to Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment as the liquid had splashed into their eyes.

The “splasher” is said to have struck 24 times since February.

City police have since formed a task force to find the suspect.

However, to date, police have said the only information they have of the man is that he is of dark complexion and rides a Honda EX5 motorcycle with a carrier in front.

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