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Court orders police, govt to pay RM281k in damages over 2017 custodial death

The family of T Benedict today obtained a court order for the police and government to pay them RM281,300 in damages over his death in custody four years ago.

The Kuala Lumpur High Court ruled in favour of the deceased’s wife and daughter, N Janagi and B Angeline, in the lawsuit over his death at a Jinjang police central lockup on July 10, 2017.

The family had then filed the legal action in July last year, contending that the death of Benedict, 44, who had several health issues, was due to police negligence in ensuring the deceased had access to his medicines...

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