|Suhakam asked to probe death in police custody|
|Wednesday, 27 June 2012 08:51am|
©The Sun (Used by permission)
by ELLY FAZANIZA
KUALA LUMPUR: The family of a labourer who died while in police custody in May has appealed to the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) to probe his death.
S. Isparan, 37, was found dead in the Sungai Siput Utara police station on May 29, two days after he was detained for alleged drug abuse.
In a memorandum submitted to Suhakam commissioner Muhammad Sha’ani Abdullah yesterday, the family said that they could not believe that Isparan could have died due to a stomach ailment.
His sister S. Amuthevalli, 35, said a postmortem conducted after his death stated that Isparan died of perforated peptic ulcer with peritonitis.
She said her brother did not mention any stomach ailment prior to his arrest. Sungai Siput MP Dr Kumar Devaraj, who is helping the family, told reporters that peptic ulcer was an easily treatable condition if the patient was allowed medical attention.
Meanwhile, Muhammad Sha’ani said Suhakam would conduct a probe into the case. He said personnel from the Sungai Siput Utara police station and the doctor who conducted the post-mortem would be called in to help the probe.
He said the findings would be submitted to the Attorney-General’s Chambers and Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission for necessary action.
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