Man nabbed in car bomb case says he is victim's ex-lover

PETALING JAYA • Malaysian police have arrested a 28-year-old man in their investigations into a homemade bomb that was found planted on a nurse's car in Kapar, Klang.

Selangor CID chief Fadzil Ahmat said the man, who claimed to be the nurse's former lover, was arrested at about 3.30am yesterday in Taman Petaling Indah, Klang.

At the suspect's home, police found several electronic devices and firecracker explosives believed to have been used to make the improvised explosive device (IED) that was found on the victim's car bumper last Saturday.

Senior Assistant Commissioner Fadzil added that the suspect was an electronics student at a private college in 2006, and had previously worked as a salesman at an electrical store.

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He said the suspect claimed that he and the victim were having a financial dispute.The suspect has been remanded for four days until Thursday, he added.

The 27-year-old nurse was on her way home from work at about 10pm last Saturday when she heard a beeping sound coming from her car.

The improvised explosive device comprised two cylinders wrapped in black tape and wires as well as an electronic circuit board and a switch.
The improvised explosive device comprised two cylinders wrapped in black tape and wires as well as an electronic circuit board and a switch. PHOTO: CHINA PRESS

Police confirmed that the object - comprising two cylinders wrapped in black tape and wires as well as an electronic circuit board and a switch - was an IED. The bomb-disposal unit safely defused and destroyed the IED early on Sunday morning.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 11, 2017, with the headline 'Man nabbed in car bomb case says he is victim's ex-lover'. Print Edition | Subscribe