A Johor woman who is working in Singapore had allegedly owed money to loansharks, and the loansharks wanted to teach her a lesson but apparently got it wrong.
The incident happened in Johor Bahru.
They petrol-bombed what they thought was her house in JB, but it turned out to be her neighbours’ home instead, according to China Press.
The family suffered damages worth about SGD$3.000 and their car, electric front door and aircon compressor were damaged.
They are also not able to return home because their home has been cordoned off by the police, and the electricity supply has also been cut off.
The wife of the innocent owner of the home, Hu Qiushuang and her son Chen Zibin, held a press conference about the incident.
The 18-year-old Chen said that at the time, he was at home with his 15-year-old brother while his mother was overseas.
They were sleeping when they suddenly house an explosion and saw the front of their house on fire, before escaping through the back door because they couldn’t open the electric front door.
A neighbour then called the authorities after noticing the commotion and the fire was then put out.
Their CCTV footage was then reviewed and it showed a man who was believed to have been sent by loansharks, setting fire to their Johor home.
The family also found a piece of paper that was left at their house by the loanshark, who was actually targeting their neighbour instead.
The neighbour’s family didn’t admit that their daughter owed money to the loansharks, until they went to the police station, where she revealed that she had borrowed a huge sum of money.
She claimed to have paid off her debt but was still being harassed.