The full autopsy report on the death of N Dharmendran in police custody reveals that he succumbed to sadistic and horrific injuries, said to be even worse than what A Kugan endured.
Dharmendran had 52 injuries from head to toe, according to the full autopsy report resealed by forensic pathologist Dr Siew Sheue Feng of Hospital Kuala Lumpur. He was probably handcuffed as there were no defensive bruises.
There was no significant natural disease found in his body that could have caused or contributed to his death at that particular moment in time. Post-mortem examination revealed he sustained multiple blunt force trauma in his body. These injuries were caused by blunt objects and the wounds were relatively fresh. No defensive wound was identified in the body of the deceased. The overall pattern of these injuries is neither self-inflicted nor accidental in nature. (Summary and conclusion of Dr Siew’s report, Malaysian Chronicle)
And yet the Home Minister says it has to be “handled delicately” while those suspected have been given desk jobs.
Do you see something terribly wrong in this situation?
Where is the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission, a key recommendation of a Royal Commission of Inquiry?
How many more custodial deaths is the government willing to tolerate?
(As a side note, Dr Siew was the one who carried out the medical investigation of Saiful in the presence of DSP Jude Blacious Pereira during Sodomy II. See Berita Harian here.)