Police deny involvement of fourth individual in Batu Arang shooting incident

17 Sep 2019 / 20:12 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have denied allegations that a woman was in a Volkswagen Polo car in which three men were shot dead in a shooting incident at Batu Arang, near Rawang, on Saturday. Selangor police chief Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin said investigations at the scene revealed only three suspects were believed to be involved in the robbery cases around Rawang, Batu Arang and Kundang.

He confirms there was no woman with the three men who were shot dead, and that police only retaliated after the suspects opened fire against the police first. His statement was in response to allegations by one of the family members of the suspects killed in the incident, claiming authorities did not wish to disclose information on the suspect’s wife who was with him at the time of the incident, and has remained missing until now. Noor Azam said if the family members lodged a report of the missing woman, the police would conduct an investigation.

Earlier, family members of the three men lodged a report with the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) requesting a full investigation into the incident. Suhakam Commissioner Jerald Joseph said they would investigate if there was abuse of power involved on the part of the police, or if there was any violation of standard operating procedures during the incident. Suhakam will meet with the Selangor Police Chief and investigating officers for details on the case. — Bernama

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