HUNTER SHOT DEAD BY FRIEND IN SOOK
A 30-year-old man was fatally shot by his friend while hunting in the jungle near Kampung Kiulu Baru in Tulid, Sook on Sunday. Saimon Bagang died of his injuries at the scene of the accident which happened about 5pm, said district police chief DSP Zahari Mohammad.
The 40-year-old suspect surrendered to the police based in Tulid the same day,” said Zahari when confirming the case yesterday. According to Zahari, the two men from Kampung Kiulu Baru left home on November 24 to go hunting in the nearby jungle. About 5pm the next day, Saimon was accidentally shot by his friend, Zahari said, adding the police had seized a “bakakuk” from the suspect and detained him for investigations under Section 304A of the Penal Code. Zahari reminded the public that it is illegal to own firearms or ammunition without a valid licence and those found doing so will be charged under the Firearms Act.
“My advice to those in the district, Tambunan, Sook and Nabawan, who illegally own firearms, especially homemade ones, to surrender the weapons to the police. Shop owners are also not allowed to sell ammunition to those who cannot produce a valid firearm licence,” he said.
Zahari also sought assistance from village chiefs and the Village Development and Security Committees to disseminate the information in their respective villages and urge the villagers to comply with the police’s advice.