Police confirm death of detainee in Shah Alam lockup

KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) confirmed that a local man died in custody at the Shah Alam Central Lockup on Sunday (Sept 11).

PDRM corporate communications head ACP Skandaguru Anandan said the 33-year-old man was arrested on July 29 and placed in lockup while investigations were being carried out.

"He was detained pending investigation under Section 6(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985.

"At 4.59am this morning, the man was found lying unconscious. The hospital was contacted for initial treatment and at about 5.20am, medical officers from Shah Alam Hospital confirmed his death," ACP Skandaguru said in a statement Sunday night.

He said the body had been taken to Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital, Klang, for a post-mortem scheduled for Monday (Sept 12).

"As of now, the case has been classified as sudden death. The Criminal Investigation Unit on Deaths in Custody of Bukit Aman's Department of Integrity and Standards Compliance (JIPS) will carry out investigations related to the case,” he said. - BERNAMA

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