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Police Release Photo-Fit Of Dr Fadi’S Murder Suspects

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has released the photo-fit of the two suspects in the murder of Palestinian Dr Fadi Mohammed Al Batsh, who was gunned down as he was walking to a surau in Jalan Meranti, Setapak, here two days ago, to all the exit points in the country.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the photo-fit was produced based on description by witnesses at the scene.

“One of the suspects is believed to be from a Middle-East or European country. Both are bearded, with sturdy body and about 180 centimetres tall,” he told a media conference at the wearing of ranks for PDRM senior officers and presentation of the “Pingat Jasa Pahlawan Negara” award here today.

He said police also released sketches of a BMW GS and Kawasaki Versys high-powered motorcycle, believed used by the suspects.

The police, he said, were also working with the various agencies, including the Immigration Department, to facilitate investigation, including tracking the two suspects, who were clad in dark-coloured jackets and were wearing crash helmets.

On the result of the port mortem on Fadi, Mohamad Fuzi said he died due to injuries caused by the gun shots.

There were 14 shot wounds on the victim’s head and body, he said, adding that the bullets and spent shells that were found at the scene had been sent for analysis.

He said the police would also call Fadi’s brother, Dr Rami Al Batsh, who arrived from Germany yesterday, to assist in the investigation, if it was necessary.

Mohamad Fuzi urged those with information on the suspects to contact investigating officer ASP Shahrizal Saleh at 017-7134705 or the Wangsa Maju Criminal Investigation department head ASP Khairil Idzwan Ahmad at 019-3592582.

He said those were at the location of the murder between 5 am and 7 am last Saturday with information that could assist police in the investigation should also come forward and contact the police.

Fadi, a lecturer in electrical engineering at a private institution of higher learning here, was gunned down while he was walking to a surau near a condominium in Jalan Meranti, Setapak, here at about 6 am last Saturday. – BERNAMA

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