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Monday September 2, 2013 MYT 7:24:01 AM
JOHOR BARU: Mourners paid their last respects to K. Jaganathan who was gunned down in front of his family while performing prayers at a Hindu temple in Gelang Patah here.
Family members and friends gathered for the last rites at the businessman’s home in Taman Mutiara Rini, here.
Jaganathan, who was allegedly a Gang 21 member, was given a simple send-off with a marching band leading the procession at about 3.30pm here yesterday.
Family and friends threw flowers while the coffin was taken to the Johor Baru Hindu Cemetery at Jalan Kebun Teh.
Gelang Patah MIC chief S. Kannan condemned the attack in the temple in Taman Nusantara.
He said a temple was sacred to Hindu devotees and urged authorities to take action.
“This is the first time in the country that a shooting has taken place inside a temple,” he said.
“There are more than 26 temples in Gelang Patah and I hope that the police will increase their patrolling at places of worship.”
Nusajaya OCPD Supt Noor Hashim Mohamad said Jaganathan’s murder could be related either to gang or business rivalry.
He urged those with information to contact the state police hotline at 07-2212999 or lodge a report at the nearest police station.
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