HKL to perform second post-mortem on Balamurugan

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  • Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017

KLANG: The second post-mortem on S. Balamurugan, who died while in police custody last week, will likely be performed Thursday at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL).

Human rights lawyer N. Surendran filed the application on behalf of Balamurugan's brother Balaraj at the High Court last week, seeking permission for the second post-mortem.

High Court judge Justice Azman Husin granted the application.

When contacted, Surendran said a sealed order of the decision had been served on Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Klang (HTAR), here, where the first post-mortem was conducted and Balamurugan's remains are being kept.

"Now, HTAR will have to transfer the remains," he said.

He added that HKL had indicated that the second post-mortem can be performed on Thursday.

Balamurugan, 44, was arrested on Feb 6 and brought to court here for a remand order the following day.

The magistrate rejected the remand order after seeing that Balamurugan was unwell but police did not release him.

Police personnel found him dead in the early hours of Feb 8 in the North Klang police station lock-up.

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