Excessive Use Of Force By Police Caused Dharmendran’s Death

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PUTRAJAYA – Physical force inflicted by police officers caused the death of N. Dharmendran while under custody in 2013, the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) has found.

EAIC chairman Datuk Yaacob Md Sam, when presenting the findings of its probe into Dharmendran’s death, said police officers also made false entries in a lock-up diary and tampered with the time of the entries.

“The Commission finds that the death of N. Dharmendran on May 21, 2013, resulted from the use of physical force by the police.

“Evidence from the pathologist from the Forensic Department of Hospital Kuala Lumpur who conducted the post-mortem on the body of the deceased on May 22, 2013 revealed that cause of death was due to ‘diffuse soft tissue injuries due to multiple blunt force trauma’,” said Yaacob at a press conference here.

He said the deceased was found with a total of 52 bruises caused by a blunt force object, which caused massive loss of blood into the tissues, “causing hypovolemic shock”.

Dharmendran was also found with staples embedded in both ears, which the pathologist concurred was stapled while the victim was still alive. – MyNewsHub/The Star