Polis menafikan dakwaan bahawa anggota mereka telah memukul hingga menyebabkan kematian seorang Pengawal Keselamatan yang ditemui mati dalam keadaan bergari pada malam semalam.
Penafian tersebut adalah berdasarkan daripada bedah siasat dijalankan yang dikawal kira-kira 20 orang termasuk empat anggota polis bersenjatakan M-16 sepertimana yang dinyatakan oleh seorang peguam PKR Latheefa Koya.
Menurut Ketua polis daerah Kajang ACP Abdul Rashid Abdul Wahab Pengawal Keselamatan tersebut telah mati kerana serangan jantung….
Police deny beating man, say he died of heart attack
KAJANG, Jan 24 — The police have denied beating a security guard yesterday to death, pointing out that a post-mortem today revealed that he had died of a heart attack.
Three eyewitnesses alleged earlier today that four policemen had handcuffed and then assaulted 39-year-old C. Sugumaran together with a mob of more than 20 yesterday evening near the latter’s house at Batu 12, Hulu Langat.
“At about 6.30pm yesterday, the police station at Batu 14 Hulu Langat received a call from a Malay man saying that an Indian man was going amok and destroying public property,” Kajang OCPD ACP Abdul Rashid Abdul Wahab told a press conference at the Kajang district police headquarters here tonight.
He added that three policemen in a patrol car and a motorbike tailed Sugumaran, who was on foot, for about two kilometres from Dusun Sri Nanding to Taman Lagenda Suria in Hulu Langat as the latter waved an iron rod, destroying flower vases near houses and electrical wires, until he fell down in the middle of the road.
“The police, assisted by members of the public, held and handcuffed the man as he was still acting aggressively and trying to struggle during arrest,” said Abdul Rashid, stressing that the crowd did not assault Sugumaran.
He added that a police officer then went to get a Land Rover to bring Sugumaran, described as a big-sized man, to the police station.
“But upon return, the Indian man was unconscious. The police then contacted the hospital and a medical officer came and pronounced him dead,” said Abdul Rashid.
The policeman stressed that a post-mortem done by pathologist Dr Mohd Azaini Ibrahim from Serdang Hospital today from 3.30pm to 8.30pm revealed that Sugumaran had died of a heart attack.
“No other injuries could have caused his death,” said Abdul Rashid.
He also said that the policemen did not throw turmeric powder in Sugumaran’s face as alleged by eyewitnesses earlier today.
Eyewitnesses had told reporters earlier today that the security guard was chased down yesterday by four policemen who subsequently handcuffed and beat him to death together with a mob of more than 20 people in Hulu Langat yesterday.
They said that after the policemen caught and handcuffed him, more than 20 other men from a nearby restaurant joined the policemen and proceeded to assault him.
“The police stepped on Sugumaran’s neck,” R. Moohanarajan told The Malaysian Insider at the Serdang Hospital here today.
“Twenty to thirty people wearing plain clothes beat him up. He was lying facedown with his hands handcuffed behind,” added Moohanarajan, who was Sugumaran’s neighbour.
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Security guard dies after going amok at cemetery
PETALING JAYA: A 24-year-old security guard died after he allegedly went amok with a metal rod near Taman Perkasa cemetery in Hulu Langat.
It is learnt that C. Sugumar acted wildly while waving a metal rod at bystanders at about 6.30pm on Wednesday.
Several police personnel rushed to the scene, tackled Sugumar and proceeded to handcuff him with the help of members of the public.
Sugumar died when he was about to be transported to a patrol car.
This led to allegations that the police as well as some members of the public had beaten up Sugumar while he was handcuffed.
However, Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Rashid Abdul Wahab said:
“The police tackled him but we never beat him up or even condone the public to do so.”
Post-mortem results showed that he had succumbed to a heart illness.
ACP Abdul Rashid said Sugumaran had suffered from a coronary heart disease.
“The post-mortem showed that he did not suffer any other injuries aside from some scratches on his hands and knees when he fell down,” he said.
He said the man had walked for about 2km from Dusun Nanding to Taman Legenda Suria where he fell.
Police would request for an inquest once investigations were completed, he said.
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