Ipoh cop’s son possibly slain by gangsters

Wan Jamil Wan Chik said police had yet to ascertain the motive for Suren’s killing. — Picture by Malay Mail
Wan Jamil Wan Chik said police had yet to ascertain the motive for Suren’s killing. — Picture by Malay Mail

SUNGAI SIPUT, Feb 23 — Police have widened the investigation into the murder of a policeman’s son here early Saturday morning to include elements of gangsterism, gang-fighting and drugs.

N. Suren, 28, died after he was shot several times by unknown assailants.

Sungai Siput police district chief Supt Wan Jamil Wan Chik said police had yet to ascertain the motive for Suren’s killing on Saturday morning.

Speaking to Malay Mail yesterday, he said police would investigate the murderto see if there were elements of gangsterism.

“Not only gangsterism, police will also find out if there are other elements like gang-fighting and drugs,” he said.

Suren, the son of a police corporal, was shot dead by two men on a motorcycle in front of his father’s house in Taman Tun Sambathan at 12.30am on Saturday.

The unemployed man was gunned down as soon as he got out of his car.

The assailants were believed to have waited for the victim to return home from a Hindu temple nearby, then ambushed him in a hail of gunfire.

Four 9mm-calibre shots hit the victim in the back of the head, right shoulder, left cheek and left arm, killing him instantly

Suren, who was killed on his birthday, was the eldest of three siblings.

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