Security guard shoots friend dead over pay

IPOH: A security guard at a Seri Iskandar pharmaceutical supplies factory allegedly shot dead his colleague on Friday, as he was unhappy over the different salaries paid to them.

In the 8.25pm incident, security guard Masri Anak Pandak, 37, was found dead at the guard post with burnt marks on his left chest.

Perak Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC Yahya Abd Rahman said the 52-year-old suspect and the victim had earlier argued over the difference in their salaries.

“Three months ago, the suspect thought the victim was trying to interfere in his financial matters and his work at the factory,” he said at a press conference held at the Perak Contingent Police Headquarters here today.

Yahya said police managed to apprehend the suspect at his home in Batu 15.5 Kampung Paloh, Telok Bakong, Lambor Kanan at 7.30pm yesterday and seized the weapon which was believed to have been used in the incident.

He said in a raid carried out on the suspect’s home on Saturday, police could not arrest the man as he was not home but they seized a Walther pistol, a Pietro Beretta Garoone VT imitation pistol, several bullet shells and two plastic boxes containing 100 ball bearings.

He said police checks found that the suspect had a criminal record in 2005.

The suspect has been remanded seven days from today until Sept 9 to help facilitate investigations into murder.