Man leaves brother to die in morgue


Compiled by FATIMAH ZAINAL, ALLISON LAI and R. ARAVINTHAN

POLICE in Tamil Nadu, India, are investigating a case where an elderly man died after being left at a morgue by his brother, Makkal Osai reported.

Known only as Balasubramanyakumar, the 70-year-old man lived with his younger brother and two sisters. Recently, he fell ill and was being treated at a private hospital.

Later, the younger sibling identified as Saravanan said that Balasubramanyakumar had died.

He arranged for the body to be sent to a morgue, but their relatives noticed something amiss and contacted the police.

Police eventually found the shivering elderly man in the freezer.

Balasubramanyakumar was sent to a hospital for treatment but died shortly after.



> The annual cultural show of Johor’s Malaysian Tamil Artiste Association was streamed online in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Malaysia Nanban reported that the show was broadcast live on the association’s Facebook page.

More than a dozen singers and a comedy acts showcased their talent at the event.



The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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