PETALING JAYA: The preliminary post-mortem conducted at Hospital Kuala Lumpur has revealed that police detainee N Darmindran had died to severe blunt force trauma.
HKL pathologist Dr Siew Sheue Feng’s report, which was given to the deceased’s family last night, ruled out heart attack or asthma as the cause of death as claimed by the police.
Darmindran, 32, an Indah Water employee, had been in police detention since May 11.
Lawyer G Sivamalar, who accompanied the family to retrieve the post-mortem report, said that the pathologist had struck out all natural causes.
“So far, the evidence points to murder, at least that would be a fair claim.
“Now it’s all up to the investigating officer at Dang Wangi police station ASP Kamarul Rizal to give the final verdict,” she said.
“The police can’t use the excuse that the injuries were caused during the fight Darmindran was involved in on May 11 as the pathologist confirmed that the injuries were ‘fresh’,” she added.
After speaking to the pathologist, Sivamalar also said that Darmindran’s back and buttocks were also severely injured along with another two staples found on his legs.
“The pathologist said that that his back and buttocks were severely injured, also his thighs and legs were badly swollen due to injuries,” said Sivamalar.
“On top of that, they found another two staples – one on each ankle. Four staples were found on the body of the deceased, including the two on his ears,” she added.
Mock funeral at IPK KL
Sivamalar said that the family was willing to fight till the end in order to seek justice for Darmindran.v
“The family is staying strong, they want the police to be honest and for once provide justice for the people,” she said.
“They want Darmindran’s case to be the last of its kind and hoped that police brutality would cease for good,” she added.
The family’s lawyers, who include PKR MP for Padang Serai, N Surendran and PKR lawyer Latheefa Koya would discuss further with the family of Darmindran on their next plan of action.
The funeral would be held today at Darmindran’s residence in Taman Mulia, Bandar Tun Razak in Cheras.
The family would also be holding a mock funeral outside the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters, where the deceased was detained.
Following the post-mortem report, the police have reclassified the probe as a murder investigation.
G Lavendran, Free Malaysia Today