Compiled by C. ARUNO, FATIMAH ZAINAL and R. ARAVINTHAN
A MAN who killed his girlfriend has been arrested by police in Uttar Pradesh, India, after a shootout, Malaysia Nanban reported.
The man, known only as Suffian, had met Nithi Gupta and began dating despite being from different religious background.
However, the couple got into an argument last Tuesday before Suffian pushed Nithi off the fourth floor. Nithi sustained severe injuries and was rushed to the hospital but died soon after.
Her family then lodged a police report claiming that Suffian had been pressuring her to convert to his faith before they could get married. Nithi had reportedly disagreed, leading to her being killed.
Suffian, who went hiding, was found by the police and detained after a brief shootout.
> Makkal Osai also reported that a 68-year-old man in Bagan Serai, Perak, voted in the general election for the first time after getting his MyKad three years ago.
Subramaniam Munaindy said he could not fulfil his duty as a Malaysian citizen before because he had a red identity card.
Meanwhile, a newly-wed couple in Nibong Tebal, Penang, wasted no time after their ceremony to vote.
P. Kelvin Raja and S. Sangeetha got married before completing their civic duty at the polls shortly after.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.