KINABATANGAN: In what appeared to be robbery, a Pakistani debt collector was found shot dead at Jalan Ladang KJS Sungai Melian in Tongod on Friday.
Rozimand Sherin Khan, 33, sustained a gunshot wound each on the neck and shoulder. There were also injuries on the head and right foot. His motorcycle was missing.
A lorry driver who was passing through the area stumbled on the body about 4.30pm in the bushes off a road-shoulder before alerting the foreman of an oil palm plantation who in turn, contacted the Tongod police station.
Kinabatangan police chief Supt A. Sahak Rahmat said Rozimand had earlier entered the Kampung Sungai Imbak Tongod area about 1.30pm on a motorcycle to collect debts from workers at the Ladang KJS Sungai Melian farm housing area.
He said initial investigations revealed that Rozimand was attacked while riding the machine out from the Ladang KJS Sungai Melian.
“As the police did not find the victim’s motorcycle, backpack and mobile phone, we suspect he was robbed before he was killed,” added A. Sahak.
The body was sent to the Duchess of Kent Hospital in Sandakan.
In LAHAD DATU, an Indonesian woman died after a four-wheel drive vehicle driven by her son went out of control and crashed into a Telekom pole and oil palm trees at Km28 Jalan Lahad Datu-Sandakan, near here, Sunday.
Lahad Datu district police chief, ACP Hamzah Ahmad said in the 10am incident, the victim, Liana Samauna, 46, a farm supervisor died on the spot while her 28-year-old factory worker son was injured in the left shoulder and received treatment at Lahad Datu Hospital.
“The accident is believed to have occurred due to the driver’s negligence. The Toyota Vigo driven by her son from Lahad Datu town to Ladang Tung Hup in Kinabatangan skidded and entered the opposite lane before crashing into the right side of the road and hitting a telecom pole and two oil palm trees before overturning,” he said in a statement.