Malaysians were saddened and in disbelief after news broke of a man who tried to take his own life by setting himself on fire.
The 28-year-old man who is a psychiatric patient suffered 96% burns when he attempted suicide after learning that his former lover had found someone new.
He had tried to take his own life twice before but was saved by his family in both attempts.
He is currently undergoing outpatient treatment at Tuanku Fauziah Hospital’s Psychiatric Department.
According to the victim’s father, the man had consumed petrol before leaving their home. The father rushed to the Kangar police station for help in fear that this would be his son’s newest attempt at suicide.
However, he was too late as the police informed him that they had found a burning car at a bridge in Kampung Syed Omar, implying that this was his son.
When they arrived at the scene, the victim’s father confirmed that the car belonged to his son.
A witness at the scene immediately helped to put out the fire before calling authorities.
Videos of this incident has since gone viral on social media.
10 firefighters and an ambulance were dispatched to the scene after receiving a distress call.
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