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Remand extended for six over attempted murder of priest


GEORGE TOWN: The remand order against six suspects has been extended another six days to allow for investigations into the attempted murder of a Hindu temple priest.

The six, aged between 14 and 55, were already under remand for seven days, from April 22.

The six were represented by lawyer Sukhindarpal Singh.

The remand order until May 4, was granted by assistant registrar Muna Maria Azmi on Friday.

The six suspects are being investigated under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder, which carries a jail term of up to 20 years upon conviction.

They were nabbed for alleged involvement in a shooting outside the temple priest's house in Air Itam on April 21.

A seventh suspect was picked up at around 7pm on Wednesday from a house in Air Itam, and has been remanded for five days from Thursday until May 1.

It was reported that the 50-year-old Hindu priest survived a close-range shooting outside his house in Jalan Satu when he was watering the plants.

He claimed a man on a motorcycle rode by and started shooting. He ducked and ran inside the house for cover.

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