Farmer shoots in-law thinking she was a monkey

MIRI: A woman was allegedly shot dead by her brother-in-law at a farm in Bintulu at 4.30pm Monday.

Bintulu police chief ACP Zailanni Amit said Bermau Bauk, 70, was shot by a 59-year-old man who claimed he was hunting at the time.

“The suspect thought he was shooting at a monkey. Police have seized a shotgun and detained the man for further investigation under Section 304A of the Penal Code,” he said in a statement here Tuesday. - Bernama