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Police negligence ‘accelerated’ man’s custodial death, coroner finds

Police negligence ‘accelerated’ man’s custodial death, coroner finds

BY MELISSA CHI


March 6, 2015

SHAH ALAM, March 6 — The Coroner's Court ruled today that C. Sugumar's death during police detention in 2013 was hastened by officers’ failure to seek immediate medical attention for his heart problem. Judge Rozi Bainun said even though the cause of death is coronary artery disease, police officers present during his arrest in Hulu Langat then should have sent Sugumar, who had then been handcuffed, to the hospital when he began experiencing breathing difficulties. "There is no... Read more

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Lawyer Eric Paulsen speaks to members of the media after the Coroner's Court ruled that C. Sugumar's death during police detention in 2013 was hastened by officers’ failure to seek immediate medical attention for his heart problem. — Video by Melissa Chi Read More