Monday, April 14, 2014

Family wants answers over death in prison

5:19PM Apr 13, 2014-Malaysiakini

Family wants answers over death in prison 

The family of N Harirajan's want answers after the 34-year-old was found dead in Kajang Prison.

PKR legal bureau deputy chief S Jayathas, who took up the matter for the family, said they were informed on Thursday by prison authorities that Harirajan had died of AIDS.

However, Jayathas said the condition of Harirajan's body raised suspicion for his family when they saw his body at Kajang Hospital.

When the family saw the body, they were shocked to see bruises at the chest, head, stitches above the right eye and both ears (were) bleeding," he told Malaysiakini when contacted.

Jayathas (left) said the family were asked to sign the release forms to claim the body.

Harirajan's brother, N Harikrishnan, 31, refused to sign the documents, insisting on a post-mortem to determine the cause of death, said Jayathas.

Harikrishnan had since also lodged a police report at the Kajang district police headquarters.

Jayathas said a post-mortem was subsequently conducted the following day but the report had yet to be available.

"The deceased family requested the pathologist for the post-mortem report which he refused to give and the family refused to take the body until they get the post-mortem report.

However, Jayathas said the family was promised that the post-mortem report will be presented to them tomorrow, which they hope will provide them closure.

Harirajan, who was convicted for robbery, had only been in prison for three months.

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