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WOMAN SPLASHES HOT WATER AT MAN WITH DOWN SYNDROME, ARRESTED

A woman in Malaysia has been arrested for allegedly splashing hot water on a man with Down Syndrome while they were in a lift together. The incident occurred in an apartment building in Bayan Lepas, Penang on Apr. 19, 2024.

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The man, a 33-year-old who resides on the 16th floor of the building with his siblings, suffered burns to both the front and back of his body as a result of the attack. According to a spokesperson from the Batik Palau police, the incident occurred around 9:20 am.

The man’s 23-year-old sister had contacted the authorities to report that a woman had splashed acid on her brother in the lift. However, medical staff determined that he had suffered burns on both the front and back of his right side due to exposure to hot water, contrary to the sister’s initial claim of acid.

The man suffered burns to both the front and back of his body as a result of the attack.While they both stay in the same residential building, the man has reportedly never interacted with the woman before the incident.As reported by The Star, the hot water splashing incident happened on Friday (19 April) at an apartment building in Bayan Lepas, Penang. The victim, a 33-year-old man with Down Syndrome, resides on the 16th floor of the building with his siblings.

Surveillance footage shows the woman retrieving a water bottle from her bag and splashing its contents onto the man moments after he entered the lift. The man is in a stable condition following the attack.

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The 39-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday (20 April) at around 9.21 pm, and was remanded to facilitate investigations into the incident. Authorities have yet to determine a motive for the incident as the victim has never interacted with the suspect.

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