Malaysian Indian Congress watchdog to monitor police brutalityFebruary 2nd, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb.2 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress Youth has set up a watchdog committee to monitor cases of brutality and deaths in police lock-ups. According to the New Strait Times, the committee comprises seven lawyers and three representatives from non-governmental organisations, all members of MIC Youth.
Acting MIC Youth chief T. Mohan said the committee had already begun compiling the details of the death of A. Kugan from the police and his family.
The 22-year-old died in the police lock-up at Taipan, Subang Jaya, on January 20.
Speaking after chairing the national MIC Youth council meeting yesterday, Mohan said the police and Home Ministry should re-open and thoroughly investigate every death in police custody.
Mohan said although people of all races had died in police custody, records show that in the last eight years about 80 Indians had died in lock-ups, possibly due to abuse by the police or by fellow prisoners. (ANI)
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