Lucky escape for M'sian manager as grenade explodes under her car

A restaurant manager had a lucky escape when a hand grenade blew up under her car as she was driving out of her house in Kampung Baru Subang in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur this morning. (Sept 13)

The 40-year-old woman escaped without injuries but is traumatised, Sungai Buloh OCPD Supt Junaidi Bujang told The Star.

He said the woman, driving a Toyota Vios, was exiting her house in Jalan 4D at about 6.45am, when the bottom of her car hit a rock that was in the middle of the dirt driveway outside her house.

"There was a hand grenade underneath the rock."

Grenade pin

"We know it is a grenade because we found the pin near the scene. 

"We believe someone placed the 12kg rock over the explosive to put pressure on it, so it will only explode when the rock is moved."

Police forensic team members looking for some clues at the site. Photo: The Star

"When the car knocked the rock, the grenade exploded underneath the car. It caused the back bumper to collapse and ball bearings ripped holes all over the car," Supt Junaidi told The Star at the scene.

"She and her family do not know why anyone would do this to them. They are just regular vegetable farmers and she helps her sister run a restaurant business," he said.

Supt Junaidi said the target of the attack is unknown.

"Three other cars driven by family members of the victims passed drove over the grenade before the incident but were not hit. It was only when the woman knocked off the rock that it exploded.

"We are investigating this at all angles. It is of great concern that someone had access to a hand grenade."

There were 10 family members, including four young children staying at the house at the time of the incident.

Source: The Star