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Saturday January 12, 2008

Johor rep was shot point blank in the eye


JOHOR BARU: A man in his early 30s has been identified as the main suspect in the murder of Datuk S. Krishnasamy. 

Johor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Hussin Ismail said the man is Indian, medium-built and about 152cm tall. 

Suspect: Photofit of the man seen running out of the building.
An eyewitness saw the man, who was dressed in a black shirt and jeans, running away from the state MIC headquarters in Jalan Segget here, carrying a package and a helmet, he said. 

“The man fled the scene in a red motorcycle heading towards Jalan Wong Ah Fook,” he told reporters at a press conference at the state police headquarters here late last night. 

DCP Hussin said police recovered a slug believed to have been fired from the murder weapon. 

“We are analysing the slug to trace the weapon used. We are exploring all angles in the investigation,” he said. 

DCP Hussin said police also found no trace of a struggle during the incident. 

“Post-mortem results showed the victim was shot once below the left eyebrow and the bullet went through to the back of his head. 

“He was shot point blank,” he said, adding that nothing was taken from Krishnasamy. 

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The police have blocked all exit points in the state to prevent the suspect from escaping. 

“The task force for this case will go all out to nab the suspect,” DCP Hussin said. 

He said a man who was about to enter the lift on the ground floor of the building found Krishnasamy slumped and bleeding when the lift doors opened.  

The man called the police who arrived at the scene within minutes, led by state deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm I Datuk Mokhtar Mohd Shariff.  

There were no closed-circuit television cameras installed in the six-storey building.  

It is learnt that the security guard on duty was away delivering files to another building. 

DCP Hussin urged anyone with information to contact Johor Baru (South) CID Chief Deputy Supt Norhashim Mohamad at 07-223 2222 or the police hotline at 07-221 2999.  

Goodbye: Krishnasamy's coffin being loaded into a hearse at the Hospital Sultanah Aminah mortuary in Johor Baru.
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