Contacted today, Bukit Aman CID deputy director Abdul Samah Mat said the manhunt was still ongoing for the police officer. He added that the police are working with the Special Branch on the case.
Dhamendran died in police custody on May 22. The post-mortem revealed that he succumbed to blunt force trauma. On June 5, three police officers were charged with his murder and it was announced that a fourth suspect was on the run. However, an opposition leader claimed that there is a conspiracy and accused the police of not attempting to find the suspect.
"I believe this run-away cop is part of a bigger story, they (the police) have a hidden agenda in this murder case," said DAP's Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng when contacted yesterday.
On June 12, Lim lodged a report with the police urging them to release a photo of the suspect so that the public could assist them in their search, however the police have yet to do so. Lim said the police ignored his report and did not record his statement despite it being the normal procedure when a report is lodged.
"The police are hiding something, why else haven't they released a photo? There is no explanation." added Lim, who also questioned whether the police let the officer escape.
Abdul Samah, on the other hand, said the police are working on the case and it is believed that the suspect is still in the country. "We should be able to arrest him. It should only be a matter of time because we are working on it,” he added.
Asked why the police have not released a photograph of the suspect, Abdul Samah said that he is not sure if the photo has been released or not and that he would have to look into it.