Indian-origin cab driver shot dead in Malaysia

Singapore:  An Indian-origin taxi driver in Malaysia was shot dead by unidentified gunmen while having dinner with his family.

A. Siva, 36, was having dinner with his family in a restaurant at Puchong, a town in the Malaysian state of Selangor, when, around 9.30 pm on Tuesday, two masked men got down from a car, walked up to him and one of them fired at him, a media report said.

Siva, who was with his wife and eight-year-old daughter at the time, was rushed to a nearby clinic but died on arrival.

According to police, Siva was shot at least four times.

"We have the licence plate number of the car but we have to determine if it is a fake," The Star newspaper quoted police assistant commissioner Yahaya Ramli as saying.

Story First Published: April 24, 2013 17:21 IST

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