KAMPAR - The father of AmBank officer Norazita Abu Talib questioned the need to shoot her if the intention of the bank's security guard was to carry out a robbery.
Puzzled by the guard's merciless action, Abu Talib Md Isa, 75, a retired army personnel, said his daughter was a hardworking worker who would ensure all her responsibilities were completed.
He said the family last met Norazita during the Hari Raya Haji break. Noazita is the second child of five siblings.
"I received a call from a relative on the day of the incident but did not have the heart to tell my wife Norsham Abd Kader as I knew she would not be able to take the news.
"So I just told her that our daughter was involved in an accident and that we needed to leave for Kuala Lumpur.
"Only when we reached there my wife found out the true story," Abu Talib told reporters at their house in Kampung Baru Air Itam Labu here on Thursday.
Norazita was buried after the Maghrib prayers Thursday, attended by her two children and over 100 relatives and friends including staff from the bank's various branches.
On Wednesday Norazita, 37, was opening a safe with a colleague in the bank along Jalan USJ Sentral 2 at around 6.18pm when she was shot by the bank's security guard who fled with the cash.
Norazita's cousin Musa Othman, 50, also said that there was no need to shoot her.
"Why did he have to shoot her. He could always take the money without hurting anyone," Musa said.