Coroner’s verdict on cause of detainee death must be upheld, says lawyer

Source: The Malaysian Insight

Lawyers for Liberty, Eric Paulsen. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa for the MMO.

THE Seremban High Court must uphold the coroner’s court verdict that the death of engineer P. Karuna Nithi, who died in police custody, was caused by multiple injuries, said Eric Paulsen of Lawyers for Liberty.

Paulsen, who is representing the family of the deceased, said the coroner’s court in April last year did not err in rejecting the post mortem report of pathologist Dr Sharifah Safoorah Syed Alwee Al’ Aldrus.

“This is because she (Dr Sharifah) had displayed numerous flaws in her examination and the manner in which she conducted the post mortem.

“In her post mortem report she admitted that Karuna’s liver disease was mild and his fatty liver condition was not serious. So how did he die?” he told The Malaysian Insight. Read more