JOHOR BARU: Businessman K. Jaganathan was gunned down right in front of his family when they were peacefully performing a prayer ceromony at a temple at Taman Nusantara in Gelang Patah.
The family was in the midst of performing special prayers at the temple on Friday evening man two men wearing helmets approached and one of them took out a gun from his shoes and started shooting.
Several shots were fired at the 37 year old man, K. Jaganathan. The victim was believed to be a member of Gang 21.
The victim’s mother M.Lecthumi, 63, said, “What wrong did he do? Why did they shoot my son mercilessly,” she screamed while other family members tried to calm her down.
“He then fell to my legs while screaming “Amma” (Mother). Before I could pick him up, he was shot on the shoulder a second time.
“I was holding him in my arms when the shooter shot him again on his back,” she said, adding that she could still remember her son screaming for help and crying in pain.
“Whoever did this to my son is heartless. We were in a temple with other devotees. And he was killed in front of his three young children,” she cried.
The victim’s elder brother said that his brother is no more involved with any gang as it was in his past and he repented and left the gang after he got married and has a family now.
K. Jaganathan in this recent years, only does his logistics and cow rearing businesses.
Datuk Moth Mokhtar Mohd Shariff, the Johor police chief Senior Deputy Comm said that the police have picked a man in his 20s near the temple about 3 hours after the incident to assist with the investigations.
“The victim had eight past criminal records and was once detained under the Emergency Ordinance,” he said. – The Star