Police obtain clue in lawyer’s death

The police have obtained a clue to facilitate investigations into the murder of a lawyer in Ipoh, Perak last Tuesday, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar.

However, he declined to reveal the findings of the police investigations, except to say that the case would be resolved soon.

Ismail was speaking to reporters after launching the Investigation S.O.P Manual, CID Update Portal and Lab Training at the Royal Malaysia Police College here today.

In the 5pm incident, G. Balasundram, 57, had just alighted from his car outside his home in Taman Desa Rishah in Buntong when he was attacked by two masked men armed with knives.

The duo slashed the lawyer repeatedly before escaping from the scene.

Balasundram was warded at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital where he died about four hours later.

Meanwhile, Ismail said the police would hold talks with the relevant parties to curb teenage involvement in robberies which have recently become rampant.

“We don’t deny there are cases involving teenagers in robberies. Our approach is to catch them and study why they got involved in the first place.

“We will discuss with parents, schools, community and the education ministry to find a solution to the problem,” he said.

The inspector-general of police said this when commenting on the involvement of teenagers, aged 16 and 17, in some robbery cases early this month, including those in Glenmarie, Shah Alam and Wangsa Maju.

The latest case involved a former estate mandore (supervisor) who shot dead a parang-weilding 17-year-old after the teen attempted to rob his house in Sungai Way last Tuesday.