PETALING JAYA - An angry husband is behind the hand grenade booby trap that went off outside a house in Kampung Baru Subang early Saturday.
The man had thought that the house belonged to his wife's lover.
Sungai Buloh OCPD Supt Junaidi Bujang said the former military officer claimed that his wife had been cheating on him and he had tailed her and the lover to the house along Jalan 4D.
"The husband mistook the house to be that of his wife's lover, but it actually belongs to the alleged lover's cousin, whom he visits every now and then," he said.
According to Supt Junaidi, the 50-year-old suspect had intended to kill both his wife and her lover with the grenade, which was made into a booby trap.
The booby trap was made by using a rock that kept the lever of the grenade down. When the lever is released or depressed, it would trigger an explosion.
The grenade exploded when a car driven by Chong May Lon, the cousin of the alleged lover, dislodged the rock sitting upon it.
The blast damaged the rear portion of her car, though it did not cause any injury.
The suspect was arrested by police at his house in Taman Tun Perak, Cheras, on the day of the incident, and he is now being remanded until Sept 19 to assist in investigations for attempted murder.
Supt Junaidi said the suspect had served as an officer at the Wardieburn Royal Malaysian Army camp in Setapak for six years in the late 1980s.
Police also confiscated two mobile phones and two car registration plates during the arrest.
Supt Junaidi said police were still trying to establish how the suspect obtained the grenade.
Police later tracked down the suspect's wife to her lover's house in Shah Alam.
The woman claimed she was separated from her husband, with whom she had two children.
She also claimed that her husband had abused her.