Slain men's funerals cause jam

Slain men's funerals cause jam
The funeral procession.

MALAYSIA - The funeral procession for three slain Gang 04 members brought traffic in part of George Town, Penang, to a standstill on Tuesday.

Gang members and friends accompanied the hearses of N. Rakan, 25, M. Suresh, 25, and R. Ramesh, 27, from Jalan Yeap Chor Ee to the Batu Gantong crematorium, The Star reported.

Along the way, they caused a commotion by lighting firecrackers and revving motorbike engines.

This episode came after friends and relatives of the five men killed in a police raid at Sungai Nibong caused a ruckus at the mortuary on Monday.

Family members maintained that they did not know that those killed belonged to a gang, the New Straits Times reported.

Some threw helmets into the mortuary compound and made accusations about the police being brutal and trigger-happy.

One of them, Mr S. Nadarajah, said he would lodge a report against the police over the incident, the New Straits Times reported.

He said: "I am not accepting the accusation that my relative was linked to the underworld.

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