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Hindraf wants thorough police probe on Ipoh temple attack

Hindraf wants thorough police probe on Ipoh temple attack

KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 ― The Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) has called for the police to conduct a thorough investigation on yesterday's attack on a Hindu temple in Ipoh.

The Indian group's chairman P. Waytha Moorthy urged the police not to take the incident lightly and to look into possibilities ― including checking if the mentally ill suspect, purportedly responsible for the vandalism of the temple was linked to a terror group.

“Hindraf urges the IGP not to brush aside this incident as an act of a person who is suffering from mental disorder.

“It is paramount the police record statements and investigate all parties including the family members of the suspect, the hospital he was attached to and his ex-colleagues and his travel patterns to get to the bottom of the truth,” he said in a statement.

The suspect, reportedly a doctor, ran amok yesterday evening around 5pm where he broke into the temple along Jalan Hospital, Ipoh and destroyed several shrines.

The mentally unstable individual later on crashed his car into a bus stop not far from the temple while trying to make a getaway and was subsequently arrested by the police.

According to Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, the man was recently fired from the Ipoh hospital after he was found to be mentally unsound.

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