Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Kin of dead toddler attack home

Overcome with grief, the family and relatives of an 18-month-old boy, who was killed when a car mowed into a wedding ceremony at Kampung Baru New Kopisan, Gopeng, attacked the home of the driver's father.

Kampar OCPD Supt Ng Kong Soon said six people, between the ages of 20 and 30, pelted stones and broke a car windscreen and a house window at Taman Gopeng.

Supt Ng said the incident occurred on Sunday at about 2am and later at night on the same day.

“Police have arrested all six, in Batu Gajah, Gopeng and Kampar, following the incidents.

“Among those arrested included the groom of the wedding and all of them are being remanded until May 30,” he said here yesterday.

On Saturday, the driver, identified as C.S. Senguttuwan, was involved in a high-speed car chase before he crashed into a canopy, where the toddler and his family were seated during the wedding at about 10pm.

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The toddler, T. Thamilarasan, who was rushed to Kampar Hospital and later transferred to Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh on Sunday died at about 5am.

A two-year-old boy was also injured while a 58-year-old woman broke her leg during the incident and both are warded at the hospital here.

Supt Ng reminded the people not to take actions into their own hands and to remain calm.

“The police will investigate the incident and I urge everyone to stay calm and not make things worse,” he said, adding that the police were still tracking down the 28-year-old Senguttuwan, who is on the wanted list.

“I hope anyone with information of the suspect's whereabouts will come forward to the police,” he said, adding that Senguttuwan had 13 previous criminal records involving break-ins, arson, criminal intimidation, attempted murder, riot and drugs.

On another unrelated matter, Supt Ng said police arrested 10 people and solved 15 reports of motorcycle theft in the district.

The arrests were made since January with nine of the 10 suspects being charged in court.

“Six of them have been sentenced while trial for the remaining three suspects are still ongoing,” he said.

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