In his police report, Sargunan, who is also victim M Krishnan's friend, said that they were in a mutual friend's house in Cheras when the police stormed in late at night on Jan 2. The police allegedly made both of them lie on their stomachs, then started kicking and stomping on their backs with boots on. They were taken to the Bukit Jalil police station for alleged drug-related offences. Sargunan, a 34-year-old taxi driver, also said Krishnan had confided in him over how the police had beaten him up and showed him his bruises on his ribs in the lock-up. “Krishnan said he was in extreme pain and could not breathe and then he started vomiting,” said Sargunan in his police report. Over the four days that they were detained, Sargunan said that Krishnan had pleaded with the police to take him to hospital for treatment. Sargunan claimed that Krishnan was instead dragged out of the lock-up and beaten up before being thrown back into the lock-up.
Krishnan died at the Bukit Jalil police lock-up last Friday. While his family claimed that he had been assaulted - based on bruises and cuts on the body - the police and the hospital have claimed that he died due to a stomach ulcer. Surendran had insisted that the police should allow the family to have a second autopsy done on Krishnan. “They had lied to us, saying that we can have a second post-mortem on Krishnan only to renege on their words at the last minute, asking us to get a court order for it instead," he said.
“There is no reason for us not to have a second post-mortem unless they have something to hide." He also claimed that the hospital is in cahoots with the police to pressure the family into taking the body back for the funeral.
He said the hospital had called Krishnan's widow this morning to ask her to remove the body “immediately” before they start imposing a storage charge of RM30 a day. “They simply want to prolong the pain and mental anguish of the family,” he said. Spectacle outside station
The event was not free of drama when Krishnan's friends and relatives converged in front of the police station in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, waiting for Sargunan to show up. About 20 of them unfurled a banner saying 'Justice for the Death of Krishnan', while an equal number of police officers moved in to order the crowd to disperse. After the brief stand-off and negotiations between the police officers and Subang MP R Sivarasa and Kapar MP S Manikavasagam, who were also there, the crowd was allowed to stay. Sargunan arrived about an hour after the stipulated time, with Surendran saying that the former had gone into hiding for fear of being arrested by the police. “What if he gets arrested and waylaid by the police for some other charges?” said Surendran, referring to the case of K Selvach Santhiran. Selvach had testified at the inquest for R Gunasegaran - who had died in police custody - but was later arrested by the police without trial under the Dangerous Drugs Act. He has been in detention since last October.
PLEASE!! PLEASE ALL GOD FEARING MALAYSIAN!!! VOTE BN OUT SO THAT WE CAN REFORM THE POLICE INSTITUTION AND GET JUSTICE FOR THESE VICTIMS!!!