Published: Monday March 11, 2013 MYT 3:11:00 PM
Updated: Monday March 11, 2013 MYT 3:13:21 PM
Perak deputy CPO: No foul play in death of man in police custody
By EDMUND NGO
IPOH: There was no foul play in the death of a convicted prisoner who was under the custody of Kampar police, Perak deputy police chief SAC Datuk A. Paramasivam clarified Monday.
He said a post-mortem report revealed that the cause of death on Sunday was pulmonary embolism.
"There was also no trauma or external injuries found on the body.
"I have personally explained this to the family and I urge the public not to speculate or make any allegations," he said in a press conference here.
M. Ragu, 47, had surrendered himself to the police after assaulting a shopkeeper on March 4.
He was then convicted, and sentenced to eight months in jail at the Tapah prison and fined RM2,000, on March 8.
He was scheduled to be transferred to the prison on Monday.
However, Ragu was found dead in his cell at the Kampar police station on Sunday, which was also his birthday.
SAC Paramasivam said police had classified the case as sudden death and were still investigating.