Cops confirm custodial death in Taiping police headquarters

Cops confirm custodial death in Taiping police headquarters

Azri said the man was charged on April 18 last year under Section 379A of the Penal Code for stealing a motor vehicle and Section 324 for causing injury using a weapon. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 — The police have confirmed that a local man suffered from sudden death in custody at the Taiping District Police Headquarters (IPD) lock-up yesterday morning.

Bukit Aman Integrity and Standards Compliance Department (JIPS) director Datuk Azri Ahmad said the 63-year-old inmate from the Taiping Prison was being temporarily placed at the Taiping IPD lock-up for a court hearing.

“The accused had been placed in the Taiping IPD lock-up after the first mention of the case on Jan 11 while awaiting the next mention tomorrow,” he said in a statement last night.

Azri said the man was charged on April 18 last year under Section 379A of the Penal Code for stealing a motor vehicle and Section 324 for causing injury using a weapon.

Commenting further, he said JIPS’ Criminal Investigation Unit on Deaths in Custody would be probing the case. — Bernama

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