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Klang MP calls for IPCMC to investigate Ganapathy’s death

DAP’s Charles Santiago has called on the government to urgently establish an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), to address deaths in police custody.

The Klang MP has also asked the IGP to conduct an independent investigation into the death of Ganapathy, and suspend the cops involved in causing the death.

Additionally, the autopsy report and police investigations should be made public. 

Ganapathy was detained on Feb 24th to aid in investigations relating to ongoing cases which involved a sibling while he himself was cleared of all wrongdoing.

While in police custody, Ganapathy’s health deteriorated and he had sustained severe bruises and swelling to his leg. Ganapathy had allegedly informed his mother over a phone call that the police had beaten his legs with a rubber hose.

The deceased’s sister also claimed that she was barred from seeing her brother when she brought over medicine for Ganapathy to the facility where he was being held.

On March 8, the family received a call from the police that Ganapathy was released but had been admitted to Selayang Hospital’s ICU.  It is understood that Ganapathy had to undergo an amputation on his leg during his time in the ICU, however further information on the amputation has yet to be released.

He passed away at Selayang Hospital this month.

Others have also called for an inquiry into the death of Ganapathy, including Eliminating Deaths and Abuse in Custody Together (EDICT) who has stated that an inquiry could help determine the cause of death and identify the perpetrator or perpetrators, if any.

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