Malaysian lorry driver dies after petrol bomb attack

A factory worker died of severe burn injuries after an attacker threw a petrol bomb into his car in Taiping, in the Malaysian state of Perak.

Mr Hasfarizal Fahim, 29, was getting into his car outside a factory which makes stainless steel products when the incident happened on Thursday evening.

Other workers at the Tupai Light Industrial Estate ran to help the victim, who was a lorry driver at the factory, when they saw him ablaze, The Star reported.

As it was raining at the time, they rolled him into a puddle in their bid to put out the fire.

Mr Hasfarizal, who sustained 90 per cent burns, was then rushed to Taiping Hospital, where he died on Friday afternoon without regaining consciousness.

Taiping Acting Superintendent Ismail Che Isa said the case was being investigated as murder and police would check the closed-circuit television footage from factories near the crime scene.

Supt Ismail dismissed initial speculation that Mr Hasfarizal was attacked by his girlfriend.

This article was first published on May 24, 2015.
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