Published: Sunday January 27, 2013 MYT 6:16:00 PM
Updated: Sunday January 27, 2013 MYT 6:57:48 PM
Police propose inquest into Sugumaran case
SHAH ALAM: Police will send their investigation papers on the death of C. Sugumaran, 39, to the Public Prosecutor proposing an open court inquest.
Selangor police chief Datuk A. Thaiveegan said the inquest was to ascertain the true cause of the victim's death during an incident in Taman Sri Nanding, Hulu Langat on Jan 23.
He said the case had been taken over by a special team from the Selangor police headquarters on Jan 25, who had questioned 89 witnesses so far.
"We appeal to those who were at the location and saw any individuals using force, to come forward and help the police," he told reporters at a press conference on Sunday.
He also urged three individuals known as R. Mohanarajan, S. Sugunan and R. Wasanan who claimed to have seen the victim being beaten on an online news portal to contact the police.
Anyone with relevant information may contact investigating officer ASP Burhanuddin Mustafa at 019-3829212/03-55145152 or call the nearest police station, he added.
"We hope the people who have information on this incident will tell the police. Some have claimed the victim was subjected to violence but until today no one has come forward to confirm it," he said.
Last Wednesday, Sugumaran, who was believed to be mentally unstable, went on a rampage and damaged public property with an iron rod.
Media reports had stated that he had been aggressive when police tried to detain him, and had suddenly collapsed and died enroute to the hospital.
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