Monday, January 22, 2007

Suspect found dead in police lock-up (Star)

Suspect found dead in police lock-up

SEREMBAN: A part-time lorry driver, who was being remanded to help in investigations into a robbery, died in the police district headquarters lock-up here yesterday.

District police chief Asst Comm Hasanuddin Hasan said that the 46-year-old man's body had been sent to the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital for a post-mortem.

“An investigation is being conducted, including looking at the CCTV (closed circuit television) recordings,” he said.

It is learnt that the suspect and two other men were detained in a restaurant at Jalan Tun H.S. Lee in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

Family members of the deceased and MIC official Shivarraaj Chandran met ACP Hasanuddin over the death yesterday.

The suspect's brother said that he received a telephone call from the police yesterday morning informing him of the death.

“He was fine when he was detained. When I asked the policeman what had happened, he said that my brother took a shower about 3am and then went to sleep.

“They found him dead at about 5am,” he said.

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