Angry man torches brother's car and house after quarrel

A MAN who flew into a rage after a quarrel with his brother allegedly burnt down the latter's house next door in Malacca, Harian Metro reported.

The livid 36-year-old was reported to have set his brother's car and motorcycle on fire before throwing a petrol bomb at the wooden house in Jalan Hospital Lama in Alor Gajah at about 11.30am on Thursday.

W. Puspawaty, 42, said she was at the Malacca Hospital when she received a call from one of her children that their house was on fire.

"I am thankful that all my family members are safe but we lost a lot of important documents," Puspawaty said.

Malacca Fire and Rescue Department spokesperson Mohd Hafidzatullah Rashid said the fire was brought under control by 12.30pm.

Alor Gajah OCPD Supt Muhd Ismail Muhd Yusuf said the suspect was arrested and would be investigated under Section 435 of the Penal Code.