Six detained over lawyer’s murder

Police have detained six men, aged between 21 and 30, in connection with the murder of a lawyer, here, last Tuesday.

Perak police chief Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah said the men were arrested at a hotel in Menglembu, here, at 3.45am.

Police have obtained a seven-day remand order on the men following an application to Magistrate Mohamad Nasrudin Mohamed, he added.

In the Nov 16 incident, 57-year-old lawyer G. Balasunderam had just gotten out of his car in front of his home in Taman Desa Rishah, Buntong, when he was assaulted by two masked men armed with knives.

Balasunderam, who was actively involved in politics with the Socialist Party of Malaysia, sustained serious injuries and died at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital at 9pm the same day.

The state police, with the help from the Bukit Aman Police Headquarters, have set up a special team to investigate the case.