Family: What Really Happened in Rawang ‘Shootout’?

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No information on whereabouts of woman said to have been arrested, or if she was killed.

The family of three men who were killed in a shootout with police last Saturday near Rawang, Selangor have questions of their own.

A couple, who has been residing in the United Kingdom for the past six years, were among the four people in the car who were supposedly involved in the shootout.

Janarthanan Vijayaratnam was killed while his wife Moganambal Govindasamy is now missing.

Lawyer representing the family, Sivahnanthan Ragava, told The Malaysian Insight the couple, who have three children, had come to Malaysia on August 27.

“But in less than three weeks, Janarthanan was shot dead by police along with his brother-in-law Thavaselvan Govindasamy and another man.

“Moganambal, who was also in the car with the three men, is now missing and her status has not been revealed by the police.”

He added that Janarthanan is a Sri Lanka national who has permanent resident status in the UK.

“It doesn’t make sense for police to say that he was involved in cases of break-in.

“He had just come back after six years, how is that even possible that he was involved in a series of break-ins in Malaysia.”

Sivahnanthan said on the day of the shooting, a police sergeant had informed the family that Moganambal was arrested but there had been no information on her whereabouts.

“We want to know if she was killed along with her husband and brother (Thavaselvan).

“We want answers from the police urgently.”

Selangor police chief Noor Azam Jamaludin had said the three men were involved in a shootout with officers from the state’s serious crime unit (D9) and Gombak district police headquarters.

The family and their lawyer will be meeting with officials from the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia later today. – TMI