Kapit man killed, teenage nephew injured by unknown shooter

Police personnel preparing to transport the victim's body to Kapit Hospital.

KAPIT, March 29: Police are hunting for an unknown individual who is believed to have killed a man and injured his nephew while they were hunting for wild boars in the Hulu Selentang forest near the Sut River near here yesterday morning.

The victim, 43, was found dead by his cousin at the scene of the incident, according to Kapit District Police Chief Deputy Superintendent Freddy Bian.

“Police received a report about the incident at 7.42pm on Saturday (March 28) after a cousin of the victim went to the Kapit Police Station to lodge a police report over the incident,” he disclosed.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the victim had been shot in the face and died at the scene.

Freddy revealed the complainant along with his stepfather and two other friends had gone hunting as this is the season for hunting wild boars.

The victim and the complainant’s stepson had entered the forest while the complainant and two other friends were waiting at the other end of the road at the time of the incident, after promising to meet up for lunch at 12 noon.

“When the complainant was walking with two friends to where their motorcycles were parked, they heard someone yelling for help,” he said.

The complainant then rushed to where the yells were coming from and found her stepson bleeding from his right shoulder while her cousin was lying dead in a pool of blood.

The injured boy was later admitted to Kapit Hospital for treatment. The body of the deceased has also been sent to Kapit Hospital for a post-mortem.

Freddy revealed the police are tracking down possible suspects and are appealing to the public to provide them with information on the case.

The case is being investigated under Section 304 of the Penal Code and Section 37 of the Firearms Act 1960. — DayakDaily