Man shot to death during gathering in Cheras


Man shot to death during gathering in Cheras

KUALA LUMPUR: A man was found dead with a gunshot wound on his forehead at a house in Bandar Tun Hussein Onn near Cheras here early today.

Kajang police chief ACP Othman Nanyan said the victim, aged 39, was found lying on the third floor of the house at 3am.

He said initial police investigation revealed that the victim arrived at the house at around midnight for a discussion with 11 other men, including the homeowner.

"One of the victim's friends said he heard something explode from the top floor and found the victim lying in a pool of blood with a gunshot wound on the forehead and a revolver in his right hand.

"The outcome of investigations by the Selangor police forensic team and the Serdang Hospital's Pathology Forensic specialist revealed that there was doubt over the victim's death, which is said to have been suicide," he said when contacted here today.

Subsequently, Othman said police detained the 11 men to facilitate the investigation, as well as to undergo the gunshot residue (GSR) tests.

Police also picked up two women, comprising the house owner's wife and maid, at the house for further investigations. All the individuals are aged between 30 and 59, he said.

The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code. -- BERNAMA