Cops release photofit of suspects in Palestinian’s murder

The photofit released by police to all exit points in the country.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police today released a photofit of the two suspects involved in the murder of Palestinian Fadi al-Batash to all exit points in the country.

Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the photofit was produced based on the description of witnesses at the scene.

“One of the suspects is believed to be from a Middle Eastern or European country. Both are bearded and sturdily built, at about 180cm tall,” he said.

Fuzi said police also released sketches of a BMW GS and Kawasaki Versys high-powered motorcycle, believed to have been used by the suspects.

He said the police were working with various agencies, including the Immigration Department, to facilitate the investigation.

On the post-mortem results on Fadi, Fuzi said the Palestinian died from gunshot wounds.

There were 14 such wounds on the victim’s head and body, he said, adding that the bullets and spent shells found at the scene had been sent for analysis.

He said the police would also call Fadi’s brother, Rami al-Batash, who arrived from Germany yesterday, to assist in the investigation if necessary.

Fuzi urged those with information on the suspects to contact investigating officer ASP Shahrizal Saleh at 017-7134705 or Wangsa Maju Criminal Investigation department head ASP Khairil Idzwan Ahmad at 019-3592582.

He said those who had been at the murder location on Jalan Meranti in Setapak between 5am and 7am on Saturday who had information on the incident should also contact the police.

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