PUTRAJAYA, April 28 ― The Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) today found that the police officers in charge of interrogating N. Dharmendran, who died in police custody in 2013, were responsible for his death.
EAIC chairman Datuk Yaacob MD Sam said that the Serious Crimes Division (D9) police officers beat up Dharmendran while he was in detention and later fabricated evidence to cover up the violent interrogation.
“The commission found the death of Dharmendran a/l Narayanasamy on May 21, 2013 resulted from the use of physical force by the police,” Yaacob said during a press conference at the EAIC headquarters today.
He explained that pathologist report from the Hospital Kuala Lumpur Forensic Department showed that Dharmendran sustained 52 bruises from blunt force trauma which caused “acute massive loss of blood” and eventually led to “hypovolemic shock.”
The deceased was also found with staple wounds on his ears.
“This is shocking to us, there were two staples found embedded on the deceased’s ears, one on the right ear and the other on left ear causing puncture wounds on both ears.
“The pathologist confirmed the deceased ears were stapled while he was alive estimated between two to three days prior to post mortem,” he said. – MMO