Malaysia police hunt attackers of over 20 women

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Posted: May 10, 2011 2:14 AM
Malaysia police hunt attackers of over 20 women

Police say they are hunting two suspects who have attacked numerous women with an acid-like liquid while roaming Malaysia's largest city on a motorcycle.

Kuala Lumpur police official Ku Chin Wah says authorities have stepped up street patrols after receiving reports of 22 such incidents in less than three months.

He says in a statement seen Tuesday that the men typically splash a corrosive chemical liquid on women who are walking alone to public transport stations. Authorities have not determined a motive.

Media reports say the latest victim was hospitalized this past weekend for damaged eyesight and minor face burns. Other victims included young female students and a mother carrying her baby. Most of them suffered skin irritation.