Thursday July 12, 2012
Couple terrified after robbers slash daughter
By MARTIN CARVALHO and AUSTIN CAMOENS
KUALA LUMPUR: The parents of a teenage girl who was attacked when their apartment was broken into early this month have fled their home and now live in their car outside a hospital near here.
Hasrin Abdullah, a 37-year-old marketing executive, said his 17-year-old daughter was slashed in the neck in the 3.50am incident on July 4 when the robbers carted away a computer, household items and two bags from their fourth floor apartment unit in Pandan Perdana.
He said there were two other break-in attempts after the first incident.
Hasrin said he and his wife, 34, were awakened by noises outside their room and their daughter's terrified screams.
“We ran to our daughter's room and saw her neck bleeding,” he said, adding that they immediately rushed her to the Ampang Hospital where she received eight stitches for her wound.
“My daughter was too traumatised to recall exactly what happened but remembered a man, whose face was covered with red cloth, placing his fingers to her lips and a knife at her neck,” added Hasrin, who works with a South Korean company here.
“My wife and I are also terrified to step into the apartment again,” he told reporters who met him at the hospital car park yesterday.
Hasrin has lodged two police reports at the Pandan Indah station.
Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Amiruddin Jamaluddin assured residents that police were carrying out regular patrols in the neighbourhood.
He urged those with information to contact the Selangor police hotline at 03-2052 9999.