Hindraf has complained that Indians form the great majority of those who died in police custody and only recently there was another case – a wireman M Krishnan which initial post mortem said died from complications arising from a stomach ulcer. However, the family complained that Krishnan body was covered with bruises leading to suspicion of torture and assaults and it took much protests before the police changed their mind over a second post mortem.
Despite all this, how will Indians vote in the upcoming Tenang by-election. Will they still be fooled by the APCO inspired public relations by Najib?
Article below courtesy of Malaysiakini: Second post-mortem on custodial death victim:
Second post-mortem on custodial death victim
Zaidatul Syreen Abdul Rashid
Jan 21, 11
The body of the wireman who was found dead in the Bukit Jalil police station on Jan 7 was officially sent in for its second post-mortem at Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC)at 12.09pm, after it was re-identified by a younger brother, M Panirselvam, 32.
The hospital's Pathology Unit head Dr K Mathiharen was then given the green light to proceed with the post-mortem on M Krishnan, 37, with the POL61 Form from the police force.
Mathiharen said the process would take six to seven hours.
"We will wait for the outcome of this second post-mortem. But no matter what, we still have an eye-witness to the assaults, and of Krishnan not getting medical treatment while he was still alive and in pain," the family's lawyer N Surendren said.
"I also suggest the home minister himself smells out death-in-custody bodies himself, to see what the police force has done... you won't know the hurt until it hits your family."
He wants the home minister to explain the tortures inflicted on and the deaths of detainees in police custody.
Surendren also said if the on-going post-mortem showed police brutality as the cause of Krishnan's death, he would demand immediate action from the attorney-general.
"If (this is) proven, the family will sue the government of Malaysia and the PDRM. The AG must take immediate action against those involved," he added.
Kapar MP S Manikavasagam, who also turned up at the hospital, said Krishnan's body would be taken to the Bukit Jalil police station for prayers on Sunday, before proceeding to the Cheras Crematorium in Kuala Lumpur.
"I warn the police force... do not intimidate or create any problems on Sunday, especially when the family wants to perform prayers for Krishnan at the site inside the Bukit Jalil police station where he was found dead.
"I am warning them not to intimidate anyone or cause problems, as such in Kugan's case before. I believe a lot of people will turn up to give their support for Krishnan. Their job is to just watch the traffic," he said.
Meanwhile, widow P Revathi said she was glad that the second post-mortem was finally taking place.
The family is expected to claim Krishnan's body from UMMC at 10 am tomorrow.
Both the police and the attorney-general two days ago allowed the family's request for the second post-mortem, in a settlement recorded before High Court judge Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah.
The first post-mortem, conducted at HUKM, concluded that complications related to a stomach ulcer to be the cause of Krishnan's death.
The family claims that Krishnan's body was covered with bruises, and also had an open cut on the right abdomen and contusion i the right eye.