Man who allegedly tries to set neighbour’s house on fire remanded

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, April 17: A 53-year-old man was remanded for two days by the Magistrate’s Court yesterday to facilitate police investigation into an alleged attempt to set fire to his neighbour’s house in Luak.

The accused, however, denied the allegation. He also told the court that he had thyroid problems and needed medication for his illness.

The accused was arrested on April 15 at 3.40pm following a report lodged by his neighbour over the incident.

According to the facts of the case, between 1am and 3am on April 14, the accused allegedly hurled items believed to be firecrackers onto the complainant’s compound. The explosions shocked the complainant, who is also 53-years-old, and his family.

When the complainant woke up following the explosions, he saw the accused wandering around in front of his house, allegedly in a state of anger.

The case is being investigated under Section 436 of the Penal Code for causing mischief by fire. The accused will be produced in court again tomorrow (April 18). — DayakDaily