Malaysian crime watch task force chair shot once, bullet pierced rib cage

Malaysian crime watch task force chair shot once, bullet pierced rib cage

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Sanjeevan being wheeled into an ambulance at the hospital in Jempol

SEREMBAN, Malaysia - Doctors at Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital will perform a surgery to remove a bullet that was lodged in the rib cage of Malaysian Crime watch Task Force (MyWatch) chairman R Sri Sanjeevan.

State police chief Datuk Osman Salleh said the 29-year-old Sanjeevan has been warded at the hospital's intensive care unit in stable condition.

"He was moved from the Kuala Pilah hospital early today for the surgery," SAC Osman said.

SAC Osman said the victim was shot once. The bullet pierced his right elbow and lodged in the right side of the rib cage.

"We have also put our men on duty at the hospital to prevent any untoward incident," he said.

Sanjeevan's family members are keeping vigil at the hospital since he was brought here from Kuala Pilah.

Sanjeevan, a bachelor, was shot by a pillon rider when he stopped his BMW car at a traffic light junction in Taman Cempaka at about 4.30pm. He was then with another friend.

SAC Osman said both the riders on the motorcycle had dark complexion and wore full-faced helmets.

Sanjeevan managed to drive some 300m and later asked his friend to take over the wheel.

He was taken to the Jempol hospital and later to Kuala Pilah hospital.

Police have classified the case as attempted murder under Section 307 of the Penal Code.

SAC osman said police have detained Sanjeevan's 35-year-old friend for an unrelated case.

"His friend was on the police's wanted list for a drug related offence.

"I wish to state here that the friend was not detained for the shooting incident as reported by the social media," he said.

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