Acting on a tip-off, police found 21-year-old Naethan Vinod and 24-year-old Sivakandesh allegedly trying to loot a car. Upon confronting the duo, the latter brandished a stun gun and charged at the officers. They were quickly subdued and hauled back to the station. Preliminary investigations reveal that the suspects are believed to be involved in other criminal cases.
Stun guns are reportedly sold in neighboring cities like Penang for as low as S$13. Available in night markets and electronic shops, the gadgets, meant for self-defence, can be used without a permit.
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