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Detainee died in hospital while seeking treatment, say cops

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Police here denied a man died while in police custody at the Malacca Tengah district police headquarters (IPD) yesterday.

Malacca police chief Abd Jalil Hassan said on the contrary, the man died while receiving treatment at the Malacca Hospital, after being taken there as he had complained of being ill to a policeman at the IPD.

"The information (died while in custody) is not true, he died at the Malacca Hospital when seeking treatment," he said when contacted by Bernama in Malacca today.

However, he declined to comment in detail on the incident as it was still under investigation, including the cause of death of the individual. 

Malaysiakini yesterday reported a Suaram statement claiming that an individua,l K Partiban, 34, died while in police custody.

- Bernama

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