Siblings sue cop and govt over shooting injuries

Siblings sue cop and govt over shooting injuries

KUALA LUMPUR - A college student and her brother are suing her former husband, the former Inspector-General of Police, as well as the Government for the injuries they suffered after the former husband allegedly shot them.

Student G. Prema said that she had married her cousin, policeman T. Ravindran, on March 6, 2009, and registered their marriage in Putrajaya on the same day.

In her statement of claim, Prema said that she had married Ravindran when she was an administration clerk, but added that Ravindran, who is attached to the Dang Wangi police station's criminal investigation department, was hot-tempered, suspicious of her and liked to utter offending words against her and her family.

On March 2, 2010, at about 9.40pm, Ravindran allegedly went to her family's house in Pantai Dalam and opened fire at her and her brother G. Devendran, causing them to suffer injuries that led her to be warded at Pantai Hospital for a week beginning March 4.

Prema and Devendran are seeking RM1mil each for exemplary and aggravated damages, with RM9,402.15 for the hospital bill in the negligence suit filed on Jan 2 that named Ravindran, former IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan and the Government as defendants.

Prema, represented by M. Manoharan, revealed that her marriage was dissolved by the High Court here on June 28 last year.

In his statement of defence filed on Feb 27, Ravindran argued that the plaintiffs' claim was merely a fabrication.

Ravindran said that the shots were fired due to a struggle with the sibling's father, who allegedly had inflicted serious injuries upon him (Ravindran) as well.

Lawyer R.G. Laxmi acted for Ravindran while Senior Federal Counsel Noor Mastura Ayub and Federal Counsel A. Kasthuri acted for the former IGP and the Government respectively.

High Court Judicial Commissioner Lee Heng Cheong set Sept 20 to deliver his decision.

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