Thursday, February 6, 2014

SB’s killing: Money feud the cause?

PETALING JAYA: Speculation ran wild on the social media about the special branch police officer who was shot dead by his colleague last Tuesday in Jalan Travers in Kuala Lumpur.

Many online readers had painted the case as ‘good cop-bad cop’ incident, with some describing it as another case of mere corruption-gone-wrong.
However the ‘rare’ case as defined by the Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar was indeed a personal dispute between two individuals over some money issue.
FMT was informed that the victim, identified as T Thivakar from Perak, was murdered by his counterpart – another special branch officer from the same department – after the two were involved in an argument over personal money matters.

“The motive of the killing could be over money problems.
“That is all I can say for now,” a source said without going into details.
The incident occurred in Bukit Persekutuan on Tuesday evening at about 4.30pm.
Three hours later, the suspect was arrested by a group of police personnel and was taken to Dang Wangi police station for questioning.
Yesterday morning, Kuala Lumpur police chief Mohmad Salleh confirmed that police had seized a 9mm pistol with some documents which were not shown to reporters.
The top cop added that the 37-year-old victim did not carry his gun during the incident and also revealed that police have traced the owner of the motorbike that was found one meter away from the murder scene.
“The bike belongs to the victim’s friend and he had used it to go to the scene to meet the suspect,” Mohmad said.
It is learnt that both police officers were from the E1 special unit team in Bukit Aman, a team that is highly trained to go undercover in most operations.
The remains of Thivakar who was shot twice in the face was brought to University Malaya Medical Centre for an autopsy. His funeral is expected to be held today in Klang.

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