Shot spiritual leader still hospitalised

The 37-year-old spir­i­tu­al leader who was shot mul­ti­ple times at his San­ta Flo­ra home on Tues­day is still ward­ed in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion at the San Fer­nan­do Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal but he has shown some im­prove­ment.

Rel­a­tives of Anil “Ba­ba Anil” Jaimun­gal, 37, who were at the hos­pi­tal yes­ter­day said they were clue­less as to why some­one would want to harm or kill him.

Po­lice said around 11.45 am Jaimun­gal was with his 58-year-old moth­er un­der a shed in front of their home at Syn­cline Road when they saw a man walk­ing to­wards the house.

The man, who had a bag on his shoul­der, walked up to Jaimun­gal, pulled a gun out the bag and fired two shots at him.

As he fell to the ground, the man stood over and shot him three times again.

The gun­man then ran off and en­tered a sil­ver Nis­san B14 which sped off.

Jaimun­gal was tak­en to hos­pi­tal. He is be­ing kept un­der po­lice guard at the hos­pi­tal’s In­ten­sive Care Unit.

Jaimun­gal’s rel­a­tives were hes­i­tant to be in­ter­viewed by re­porters as they were ad­vised by the po­lice not to speak to the me­dia be­cause the in­ves­ti­ga­tion was at a sen­si­tive stage.

 - by Sascha Wilson

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