PETALING JAYA: PKR vice president N Surendran said today that the family of C Sugumar has given up on the crusade for a second autopsy but will continue to fight for justice.
“The family along with us lawyers had given the government a 48 hour ultimatum to allow a second autopsy. They have kept mum and refused it.
“The prime minister Najib Tun Razak and the health minister S Subramaniam have completely ignored the cries of a grieving family,” said the Padang Serai MP.
“The family has vowed not to give up in fighting for justice though. They want those responsible to be charged no matter who they are,” he added.
Sugumar, a 40 year old security guard was allegedly chased, handcuffed and beaten to death by police and members of the public.
Surendran said that although the second autopsy would have been useful, they are going to bank on the eyewitness’ statement and pressure those relevant to investigate.
“We will continue to pressure the government and the police to take action. They have still not investigated the case based on the eyewitness statements,” he said.
“We have three eyewitnesses altogether, all of which explained the whole scenario of the incident that took place. Yet, there has been no investigations,” he added.
According to Surendran, the family intends to perform prayers in front of the Kajang district police headquarters before the body is sent to the crematorium.
“The family is not satisfied, justice was never served till the very end. They want to show the authorities and the general public the amount of sufferings they had endured,” he said.
“The family will also make a final stand on their next cause of action after further discussion with the lawyers,”he added.
The funeral is to be held at the residence of Sugumar’s family in Taman Sri Nanding, Hulu Langat at 1pm tomorrow.
G. Lavendran, Free Malaysia Today