Businessman shot dead in Batu Gajah.
BATU GAJAH: A businessman died after a gunman shot at him 12 times at a house in Taman Mewah here early Monday.
Batu Gajah police chief, ACP Najib Mohamad, said Vijayan Krishan, 30, who was wounded at the waist and neck, died at the scene in the 2.40am incident.
Vijayan was said to have gone to a friend's house, about 3km from his house at Kampung Ara Payung, here, where a wedding ceremony had taken place earlier, he told reporters here.
Najib said Vijayan was at the house for about 30 minutes when a man armed with a pistol fired 12 shots at him.
The suspect, who was wearing a crash helmet, then fled on a motorcycle with an accomplice.
Vijayan's body has been sent to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital for a post-mortem.
Following the incident, police mounted a search that led to the arrest of seven men, aged between 20 and 37, in several locations here.
Police also seized a motorcycle, he added.
He said all the suspects would be remanded for seven days to facilitate investigations.
He also urged those with information on the incident to contact the Batu Gajah police at 05-3662222. - Bernama