19-year-old Shot Dead by Policemen, Possibly Wanted for Gang Rape

26 October 2007

A 19-year-old robber and rapist was shot dead by policemen when he and three others attempted to run over them in Bukit Sekilau yesterday.

Earlier, a 19-year-old female college student lodged a report claiming that the suspect, one named Mohd Arifudin Mohamad, had raped her. Police were alerted of a car with five people including a woman driving suspiciously in the area. Four plainclothes policemen patrolled the area and found the car. The policemen ordered them to exit the vehicle, but only one of them complied.

When one of the policemen identified himself, the driver started to move off and headed in the direction of the policemen. One of the policemen fired shots are the car tyres, one of which went through the boot and rear seat and hit the 19-year-old in the waist.

An hour later, police received news of the youth being admitted at the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital for a gunshot wound. He died at 6:30pm.

Police have arrested the rest of the suspects and are looking for another two, also believed to have been involved in the gang-rape of the female student.

The Star Online – 19-year-old youth who tried to ram policemen shot dead

New Straits Times – Youth shot, four friends held

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