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Diabetic lorry driver's death due to police negligence, coroner rules

Hafiz Yatim  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The Coroner's Court in Kuala Lumpur ruled today that the death of 36-year-old lorry driver R Thangaraja while in police custody at Dang Wangi two years ago was due to negligence and omission by the police in not giving him insulin.

In a 28-page verdict, coroner Mohd Zulbahrin Zainuddin found that Thangaraja, who was suffering from Type 1 diabetes, was not given the medication for approximately three days although he brought along the insulin jab to the lock-up.

A type 1 diabetes is also known as juvenile diabetes and Thangaraja was dependent on the insulin jab as his pancreas could not produce enough insulin.

Zulbahrin's verdict was read by coroner Shamsudin Abdullah today...

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