KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 — Anti-crime activist R. Sri Sanjeevan is now out of Serdang Hospital and recovering at home though he has yet to speak with the police on the murder attempt that put a bullet in his chest last July.
The 29-year-old bachelor’s father, P. Ramakrishnan, told The Malay Mail Online that Sanjeevan was discharged from the government hospital yesterday evening and is now being cared for at the latter’s home here by family members.
“He’s doing fine. He just suffered a slight memory loss,” Ramakrishnan said.
The amnesia, however, has made it hard for the chairman of crime watchdog, MyWatch, to recall the events surrounding his shooting, his father said.
“Once he recovers fully, only then he will give his statement to the police,” the 64-year-old Ramakrishnan said.
Sanjeevan, a hotel executive, came into the public eye last year with allegations of corruption within the police top brass.
He was shot at close range on July 27 near his hometown in Bahau, Negri Sembilan after taking to Twitter where he hinted to having proof to link an unnamed senior policeman to underworld figures.
Hours before his shooting, Sanjeevan had tweeted: “A @PDRMsia cop told some syndicate fellow that he’ll get them firearm & told them to fire few shots at my house to scare me/family!”
He was rushed to the district hospital in Jempol immediately after the shooting, and later transferred to the Seremban general hospital before being moved to Serdang Hospital for surgery to remove the bullet that had lodged in his chest some 18 days after being shot.
Doctors had warned Ramakrishnan that Sanjeevan had suffered a certain degree of trauma which could cause him to have memory lapses after he fell into a 10-day long coma, according to past news reports by The Star daily.
Police have yet to make any arrests over Sanjeevan’s shooting.