Family of man who died in police custody sues cops

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 02 Nov 2005

IPOH: The family of a contract worker who died in police custody three years ago is suing the Kajang OCPD and the Inspector-General of Police over his death. 

The Attorney-General has also been named as a defendant in the suit filed by M. Uthayamaran's mother M. Singari, 53, and wife V. Madavi, 36. 

Lawyer M. Kulasegaran filed the suit on their behalf at the High Court here on Monday. 

According to the statement of claim, Uthayamaran, 33, died at the Kajang police station lock-up on Nov 10, 2002 – 77 days after his arrest. 

Besides demanding RM10,000 in compensation, the family wants the court to declare the arrest as illegal and for the Attorney-General to hold an inquest into Uthayamaran’s death and prosecute those responsible.  

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