ALOR SETAR: The young man shot in the arm by a policeman, reportedly after running a red light, has undergone surgery to remove the bullet in a case that the police are investigating under attempted murder, among other things.
In the incident that occurred at about 10am on Wednesday (June 19), plumber Mohamad Alif Aiman Anuar, 21, and his friend known only as Zulhilmi, were on their way to their workplace in Alor Mengkudu here.
He was shot by a traffic policeman on a motorcycle, sustaining a serious injury in his left arm.
He was warded at the red zone of Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah (HSB).
The policeman was said to have tried to stop the motorcycle ridden by Zulhilmi near Jalan Datuk Kumbar after it ran a red light.
Upon seeing this, the traffic policeman gave chase.
At about 9.30am on Thursday (June 20), the mother of the victim, Hashimah Mahmood, 49, said her son was in the operating theatre from 9.20pm (Wednesday) to 5.40am to have the bullet removed.
“However, there are still small pieces of the broken bullet stuck between the bones of his injured arm,” she said.
“We were told it is highly risky to completely remove everything from the wound, and it must be done step by step.
“My son has already regained consciousness and is presently resting,” said Hashimah.
State CID chief Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police (SAC) Mior Farid Al Athrash Wahid confirmed the incident.
He said police were conducting investigations under Section 186 of Penal Code for obstructing a public servant in the discharge of his public duties; Section 307 of Penal Code for attempted murder; and Section 42 of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless and dangerous driving.
He added that he was preparing a statement on the incident.
Meanwhile, OCPD Kota Setar ACP Mohd Rozi Jidin said the rider of the motorcycle has been detained for investigation.
“The firearm involved in the case was a revolver,” he added.