Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Can we believe State Police Chief statement ''suspect slashed himself on his neck and arms as he was being taken to Seremban Court...'?
Negeri Sembilan police chief says suspect slashed himself on his neck and arms as he was being taken to Seremban Court from Nilai police headquarters.
SEREMBAN: The police have rubbished an allegation by a rape suspect that he was beaten up by policemen on May 25, requiring him to receive 50 stitches at a hospital here.
State police chief, Jaafar Mohd Yusof said the 27-year-old suspect had instead slashed himself with a small folding knife that was concealed in his bag when he was taken to the Seremban Court to obtain a remand order.
“The suspect slashed his neck and arms when he was taken to the Seremban Court from the Nilai police headquarters.
“Apart from him, there were 14 other suspects taken to the court for remand orders. We found that the suspect’s injuries were self-inflicted, based on the statements obtained from the other suspects,” he told a press conference at the Negeri Sembilan police headquarters here today.
Jaafar said the policeman who escorted the suspect had stopped the police truck about a kilometre from the court upon realising what had happened, and sent him to hospital.
He said investigations would also be conducted on the four policemen who escorted the suspect.
It was reported that the suspect claimed to have been beaten up by policeman at a warehouse in Bandar Baru Nilai before he was taken to the Nilai police headquarters where he alleged he was again beaten up.
The suspect is facilitating police investigations into a rape case involving an underaged victim.