Home > News > Nation
Thursday February 6, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Thursday February 6, 2014 MYT 10:21:57 AM
by farik zolkepli, natasha joibi, AND jastin ahmad tarmizi
Crime scene: The site where L/Kpl Thivakar (insert) was found shot dead near Bukit Persekutuan.
PETALING JAYA: The Bukit Aman Special Branch personnel member who was found with two gunshot wounds to his head had borrowed his friend’s motorcycle to “blow off some steam” from work when he was murdered.
Sources revealed that L/Kpl T. Thivakar (pic) had borrowed his friend’s motorcycle when an assailant had caught up to him and shot him point-blank twice.
Police have since detained a 33-year-old lance-corporal to facilitate investigations into the brutal murder.
It is believed the suspect is with the same unit as the victim.
Acting City CID chief Asst Comm Khairi Ahrasa said the suspect was detained at about 11.30pm on Tuesday at the Travers police station some seven hours after the body was found.
“He is being held to assist in the investigations.
“The suspect has been remanded until Feb 9,” he said yesterday.
ACP Khairi urged the public not to speculate on the motive of the murder.
“The murder of our comrade has hit us hard but we will give an assurance that justice will be served without fear or favour,” he said.
At a separate event, City police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said police have seized the suspect’s pistol and several documents.
Asked about the motorcycle that was found near the victim, SDCP Mohmad said it belonged to the victim’s friend.
He declined to comment if it belonged to the lance-corporal who was arrested.
SDCP Mohmad added that the victim was not carrying a firearm during the incident.
It is learnt that a squad from the Kuala Lumpur Serious Crime (D9) unit went to the police quarters in Keramat Wangsa and seized the suspect’s blue jeans, a T-shirt and pair of sports shoes.
Police also seized 20 bullets, two bullet magazines and two mobile phones from the suspect.
Thivakars parents were to celebrate wedding anniversary
Tags / Keywords:
Courts Crime, sb, police
Cycling for the community’s security
Man jailed nine years for supporting IS
MoU between business operators and cops will ensure sharing of info and regular patrols
Cops want Jamal to call off Ampang rally
Sabah police rescue 11 sex slaves in Penampang
Four nabbed for syabu
Dr Wee gets Malacca award
Frustrated cabbies target GrabCar and Uber cars
Mock drill prepares residents in the event of floods
Fitness fun for the little ones
‘All she wanted was fried chicken’
Google is now getting more searches from mobile phones than computers
Resort in Lumut makes for a great weekend getaway
Wales plan attacking game to subdue rampant Wallabies
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)