ALOR SETAR (Bernama): A 21-year-old man was shot in the arm by a traffic cop on Jalan Langgar here on Wednesday (June 19).
In the incident at 10.15am, Mohd Alif Anuar was riding pillion on the motorcycle of his 22-year-old friend Zulhilmi Azri towards their workplace in Alor Mengkudu from Kuala Kedah.
The victim's mother Hashimah Mahmood, 49, claimed her son was shot by the policeman who tried to stop the two young men when their motorcycle beat the red light.
"My son is now in the red zone of Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital for a serious injury, and the doctor said surgery would be done tonight to remove the bullet.
"He is conscious and told me that he had asked his friend to stop, but he did not as he did not have a motorcycle licence," she told reporters when met.
Meanwhile, Kedah district police chief Datuk Mat Kasim Karim confirmed receiving a report on the incident.
He said the policeman involved had not lodged any report.
"It's possible that he had let out a shot to stop the motorcycle but the action was unwarranted.
"If policemen act against the law, victims could take civil action against the police force," he said in a statement late tonight.
It is understood that Kedah police chief Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob would issue a statement soon. – Bernama