Former prisoner files suit over abuse at Sungai Buloh prison

Former driver V.Shashitheran, 35 (second from right) sued the government and eight others for negligence over the assault incident while he was remanded at the Sungai Buloh prison.With him are his lawyers, lead counsel N.Surendran (centre), Latheefa Koya (first from left) and Raul Lee Bhaskaran (first from right).

KUALA LUMPUR: A 35-year-old former driver is suing the director of the Sungai Buloh prison, the Government and seven others for negligence.

Speaking to media after filing the civil claim at the High Court registry on Friday, V. Shashitheran claimed that he did not receive assistance from five prison officers on duty near his cell when five prisoners assaulted him while he was held on remand for a minor drug offence on Dec 1, 2015.

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