Thursday, June 13, 2013
Cops urged to release fourth suspect's identity
Source: http://www.mmail.com.my/story/cops-urged-release-fourth-suspects-identity-58233 (by G. Prakash, 13/6/2013)
THE POLICE have come under fire for not disclosing the identity of the fourth suspect, believed to be a cop, in the murder of detainee N. Dhamendran.
Many parties have raised questions why the police have yet to disclose the identity of the suspect, believed to be a chief inspector.
DAP's Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng yesterday lodged a police report at the Sentul police headquarters, urging them to disclose the suspect's identity so the public can help track down the suspect.
Dhamendran was found dead on May 21 while under police custody at the KL police headquarters.
Four policemen were charged with the murder on June 5, but one of them is still at large.
Police have withheld his identity, only disclosing that he holds the rank of inspector.
The other three that have been charged are sergeant Jaffri Jaafar, corporal Mohd Nahar Abdul Rahman and corporal Mohd Haswadi Zamri Shaari.
Lim said there was no reason to keep the other suspect's identity a secret since he was already on the police wanted list.
He said the police have always been quick to release photo-fits and identities of suspects in other crime cases to ask for public help.
"I urge the police to apply the same method in Dhamendran's case to show there is fair treatment," he said.
Lim said failure to do so would make it seem as if the police are biased in cases involving one of their own.
"It will appear as if they are practising double standards," he said.
He also urged the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) to investigate why, in the early stages of Dhamendran’s death, the police provided a different cause of death to that later determined by the coroner.
"I will write an official letter to urge the EAIC to add one more term of reference — to investigate why police initially said Dhamendran's death was due to breathing difficulties."
A post-mortem carried out at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) stated that Dhamendran died as a result of "multiple blunt force trauma".
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Dhamendran murder: Who’s the 4th cop?https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2013/06/12/dharmendran-murder-who%E2%80%99s-the-4th-cop/