30 to testify in inquest into Vasanthapiriya’s death

Source: The Malaysian Insight

M. Vasanthapiriya, who was accused of stealing a teacher’s iPhone, died on February 1 after being in a coma for a week, following a suicide attempt over the accusation against her. – The Malaysian Insight pic, February 22, 2018.

SOME 30 people will testify in an open inquest into the death of Penang teenager M. Vasanthapiriya, who died after slipping into a coma following a suicide attempt, said police.

State police chief commissioner A. Thaiveegan said the Attorney-General’s Chambers had given the go-ahead for the inquest to be conducted.

He said they were now waiting for the dates to be set.

“It is going to be an open hearing. There are almost 30 witnesses.

“There may be more testifying, depending on how the hearing goes,” he told reporters after a dialogue with Indian teachers and students at the Southern Seberang Prai district police headquarters in Nibong Tebal today.

Vasanthapiriya, a student at SMK Methodist Nibong Tebal, had been accused of stealing her teacher’s iPhone last month – an allegation she had denied. Read more