Cops identify weapons, bullet shells used in Palestinian lecturer’s killing

Palestinian Fadi al-Batash was shot dead by two gunmen outside his condo in Setapak on April 21. (Reuters pic)

BAGAN DATUK: Police have identified the type of weapons and several bullet shells used by two suspects in the killing of a Palestinian lecturer and imam in the federal capital last month.

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said police had also identified the individuals behind the rental of the Kawasaki Versys motorcycle used by the suspects and the homestay rented by them.

“We have yet to receive detailed reports on the matter, but have obtained some fresh evidence, including the types of weapon and bullet shells used by the suspects.

“I hope the Criminal Investigation Department will proceed with the investigation and is able to track down the two main suspects,” he said.

Zahid was speaking to reporters after the village feast held as part of the meet-the-people programme, organised by the communications and multimedia ministry, for the Bagan Datuk parliamentary constituency at Kampung Pasang Api here today.

On April 21, Fadi al-Batash, 35, was shot dead outside the Idaman Puteri condominium in Setapak while walking towards the Medan Idaman Surau for Subuh prayer at 6am.

The victim, a senior lecturer in electrical engineering at Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), was buried in Gaza, Palestine, on April 28.