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Family wants independent probe into detainee’s custodial death

Alyaa Azhar  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The family of detainee M Thanaseelan has called for an independent probe following his death while in police custody.

Speaking on behalf of his family, lawyer Melissa Sasidaran said Thanaseelan’s family wants the team to consist of officers from Bukit Aman, instead of those from the Bukit Sentosa police station, where Thanaseelan had died.

“An independent probe must be conducted under Section 304(b) of the Penal Code for culpable homicide not amounting to murder,” Melissa told reporters outside the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters today...

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