Injured inmate: Finish probe first, says Ramasamy

Source: FMT News

P Ramasamy - Pic from FMT News

P Ramasamy – Pic from FMT News

PETALING JAYA: Penang police have jumped the gun by claiming the injuries sustained by prisoner Chandran Muniandy are due to a fall, said P Ramasamy.

The Penang deputy chief minister II said police should complete their investigations first before attempting to explain to the public what they believed had happened to 42-year-old Chandran.

It is for this reason too that Ramasamy refused to accept the “simple and premature” explanation they provided, adding that he would “discuss with his lawyers to make sure the family got the truth”.

“Some things the police said did not make sense,” he told FMT.

“For example, police said that Chandran’s missing toenails were removed because he had a skin disease. But I spoke to his mother and she said he didn’t have any disease.” Read more

Another prisoner abuse allegation

Source: FMT News

Picture of Chandran Muniandy taken from FMT News

Picture of Chandran Muniandy taken from FMT News

PETALING JAYA: Another allegation of abuse of a detainee under the authorities’ custody has surfaced, barely a week after the custodial death of S Balamurugan.

Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy said a prisoner of Sungai Jawi prison in the state was admitted into the intensive care unit of Seberang Jaya government hospital on Feb 8 from severe head and leg injuries.

Chandran Muniandy, 42, was also found to have several of his toe nails completely removed, said Ramasamy when contacted today.

“Unless he can feel absolutely no pain, there is no way he could have pulled his toenails on his own,” Ramasamy said. Read more