Kugan’’s family shows no confidence in Health Ministry inquiry

March 12th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Petaling Jaya, Mar 12 (ANI): The family of A. Kugan, whose custodial death had created a public uproar in Malaysia, has no confidence in the independent inquiry to be initiated by the Health Ministry.
The Star quoted the family’’s lawyer, N. Surendran, as saying that the family wants the Malaysia Medical Council (MMC) to conduct a probe, adding that the Health Ministry is biased in the matter.
Kugan’’s mother, N. Indra has lodged a report last week against Serdang Hospital and Prof Dr Abdul Karim Tajuddin, who conducted the first post-mortem.
The first post-mortem report said he had died due to fluid in his lungs.
The second post-mortem report, which was conducted on the request of the family by pathologist Dr Prashant N. Samberkar from the University Malaya Medical Centre, stated that Kugan died from being repeatedly beaten.
The USJ police authorities had arrested the 22-year-old Kugan on January 14 for suspected involvement in a car theft syndicate. The police had later recovered 19 stolen luxury cars.
Kugan died a few days later during police interrogation. (ANI)

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