10 May '11, 10pm

Hunt is on for KL duo who attack women, children with acid-like liquid

KUALA LUMPUR - The police said yesterday that they are hunting for two suspects who have attacked women and children with an acid-like liquid while roaming the Malaysian capital on a motorcycle. Kuala Lumpur CID chief, Mr Ku Chin Wah, said the authorities have stepped up street patrols after receiving reports of more than 20 such incidents in less than three months. The police had previously believed it was the work of one man. In a statement yesterday, following three attacks over the weekend, Mr Ku said the men typically splash a corrosive chemical liquid on women walking alone to public transport stations. He added that schoolchildren in the Bangsar and Brickfields areas have also been attacked. "The suspects seem to target victims in places such as pavements, LRT stations, bus stops and deserted parking lots," he said. Police said earlier on Monday that one of the susp...

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