COMMENT | Ganapathy, Sivabalan's custodial deaths neither the first nor last

P Ramasamy


COMMENT | There is no end to deaths in custody in the country.

The latest victim of custodial death at the infamous Gombak police station is one S Sivabalan, a security guard.

Just less than a month ago, in the same police station, a cow milk trader, A Ganapathy died in police custody.

He was alleged to have been beaten by policemen while in custody. A charge that has been denied vehemently by the outgoing Gombak police chief Arifai Tarawe.

In fact, Arifai was so upset with two online media articles on the death of Ganapathy that he sent a legal notice to the news portal for defamation.

Hardly a month has passed and there is another sudden death at the Gombak police station.

Sivabalan was arrested on May 20, 2021, and brought to the Gombak district police headquarters at 11.20am. He was kept in custody at the police station there.

Sivabalan was arrested for an ... 

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