Ex-army personnel shot while hunting

PASIR PUTEH (BERNAMA) – An ex-army personnel who was mistaken for a wild animal was accidentally shot by his hunting partner in the incident which took place at Kampung Gong Genor last Saturday.

The victim, Mohd Sazuki Mohd Safafi’i, 48, died after the bullet of the weapon – a shotgun – hit him straight in the chest in the 7.30pm occurrence.

Kelantan Deputy Police Chief SAC Abdullah Muhammad Piah said the victim was in the area to hunt for wild boars after being called by the villagers.

He said the victim and his 69-year-old friend had come across a boar while travelling to the area.

“The victim was said to be coming out of the vehicle and scouting the area to detect boars passing in front of the vehicle.

“However, at the time, his friend who allegedly saw the movement in the bushes thought it was a wild animal and kept firing at the victim,” he said when contacted yesterday.