KUALA TERENGGANU: A policeman, said to have shot two rioters in self-defence when attacked by a group of men on Saturday night, is being investigated for attempted murder.
The 24-year-old corporal was said to have fired two warning shots while pinned to the ground during an attack by 20 men with sticks.
Sources said the corporal, attached to the district police headquarters, would have to prove that he had acted in self-defence in the incident in Jalan Sultan Mahmud.
The two men who were shot — a 38-year-old trader from Kampung Binjai Rendah and a 24-year-old welder from Pasir Panjang — are also being probed for attempted murder.
The trader is warded at the Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, while the welder is recovering at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital here.
The policeman suffered head injuries and received five stitches at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital.
Meanwhile, the families of the two men plan to sue the police with the help of Pas.
Terengganu Pas Commissioner Datuk Mustafa Ali said evidence relating to the incident was being gathered.
NST: Probe into cop who shot two