KOTA BARU: A labourer who was being detained at the Bachok police station in Kelantan died while receiving treatment at the Bachok Health Clinic here.
Kelantan police acting chief Datuk Muhamad Zaki Harun said the 32-year-old victim died at about 11am on Sunday (Aug 14).
He said investigations found that the victim was involved in a fight with another detainee in the lockup and suffered shortness of breath before he was placed in another cell.
"The detainee was in the police lock-up after being arrested for three drug cases on Aug 2, and was supposed to be charged with the offences in court Sunday," he told reporters at the Kelantan police contingent headquarters here on Sunday.
Muhamad Zaki said the victim's body was taken to the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital for a post-mortem.
"Based on the report and closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of the lock-up, we will be able to determine the actual cause of the victim's death," he said, adding that the case was being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Unit on Deaths in Custody under the Bukit Aman Integrity and Standards Compliance Department. – Bernama