IPOH, Dec 20 — The widow of a man shot by Perak police in Air Kuning, Tapah last May urged today for an independent investigation into the shooting that killed her 41-year-old husband.
R. Vaijentimala, 41, wanted a murder investigation launched into what she believed to be the wrongful shooting of her husband M. Marimuthu on May 24 2017.
To this end, she lodged a police report at the Ipoh police district headquarters earlier today, accompanied by her family and her lawyers N.Surendran and Latheefa Koya.
Surendran said that the family’s questions were based around the trajectory of the bullets which entered Marimuthu’s body.
He claimed the official post-mortem report contradicted Perak police chief Datuk Hasnan Hassan’s account of the shooting.
“Hasnan was quoted in the press saying that the suspect exited his car and fired at police, who then retaliated by shooting him twice in the chest,” he told reporters outside police headquarters.
“However, the post mortem report states that one of the bullets entered his body at a downward 40 degrees angle.” Read more