23 May, 2013

Inquest Over N Dharmendran’s Sudden Death

I refer to the death of N Dharmendran after being remanded at Kuala Lumpur police head quarters.

The deceased, 32-year old was remanded after suspected to have been involved in the shooting of two men in Bandar Tun Razak two weeks ago. The deceased had complained of chest pains at about 9pm on Tuesday while being detained at the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters lock-up. He was immediately sent to the Kuala Lumpur hospital for treatment but died upon arrival there.

City police chief Deputy Commissior Datuk Mohmad Salleh said yesterday that post-mortem results revealed the victim might have been murdered while in police custody at the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters. He also said that the Bukit Aman CID investigators are now investigating the matter.

Notwithstanding the police quick response to investigate the matter, Kedah Gerakan Youth urged that an “inquest” be conducted to investigate the sudden death of the late N Dharmendran.

The proposed “inquest” is of public importance and must be held at the soonest possible to determine the cause of the sudden death of the late N Dharmendran.

Such death after under police custody would certainly tarnished public confidence in the police force.

It is utmost importance that this matter being investigated by an independent body such an “inquest”.

The cause of the sudden death must be known. Any delay would affect public perception towards the Barisan Nasional government.