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Posted on: January 27, 2009

Probe paper on Kugan’s death almost completed
Jan 26, 09 8:09pm

MCPX

The investigation papers on the death of lock-up detainee Kugan Ananthan will be completed tomorrow and submitted to the Attorney-General’s Chambers on Wednesday.

Selangor police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said the police will need to interview several more witnesses, which could be done by tomorrow.

“Yesterday we have taken statements from 11 police officers who were on duty at the time of Kugan’s death.

“We have also called in several witnesses who were there when Kugan was arrested and during his death.

“The witnesses’ accounts are crucial to our investigations,” he said today, as reported by Bernama.

Khalid also said that the investigations were carried out in a professional and fair manner by a special team from Bukit Aman.

He added that the police had also taken statements from individuals who saw police arrested Kugan on Jan 15.

At the same time, Khalid also urged the public not to speculate on the second post-mortem carried out on Kugan’s body yesterday.

“The post-mortem was carried out independently,” he said.

Kugan, who was arrested on suspicion of being involved in luxury car theft in Sungai Chua, Kajang, died while in detention at the Taipan police station in Subang Jaya on Jan 20.

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Murugiah: AG classified Kuhan’s death as murder
Husna Yusop sun2surf.com


T. Murugiah

PUTRAJAYA (Jan 23, 2009) : Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail has classified the case of A. Kuhan who died in police custody on Tuesday as murder, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Deparment T. Murugiah said today.

He said Abdul Gani has instructed the police to conduct a thorough investigation into the death of the 22-year old suspected car thief and has given an assurance that the culprits will be prosecuted, possibly next week.

“He has also assured me that Kuhan’s family can get their lawyers when the case is being tried and the investigation process will be carried out smoothly. Most likely, those involved will be charged in court next week.

“There will be no cover-up by anyone,” he told reporters at the Public Complaints Bureau (PCB) here today.

Murugiah thanked Abdul Gani for his quick action and being sensitive towards the situation faced by the deceased’s family members.

Murugiah who was in Sabah earlier today said Abdul Gani has called him, after going through the case which has earlier been classified as death due to pulmonary edema or fluid accumulation in the lungs, and asked him to inform Kuhan’s family and the public about this latest development.

He advised family members to be patient, have faith in the investigation process, wait for the result of the investigation and not to organise street demonstrations.

Murugiah said Abdul Gani will call up both doctors – from Serdang Hospital and Universiti Malaya Medical Centre – who have come up with the post-mortem reports to get their statements and check whether beatings can result in accumulation of fluid in lungs.

Kuhan was arrested on Jan 14 to assist police in several robbery and car theft cases. With his assistance, police recovered 15 stolen luxury vehicles. However, he had collapsed and died during interrogation.

Asked whether Abdul Gani was referring to the police when he said the culprits will be nabbed soon, Murugiah told reporters he has no knowledge about it but said “I don’t think he was referring to the police.”

On whether a second post-mortem will be conducted on Kuhan’s body, Murugiah said Abdul Gani has told him the family had requested for it but he (Murugiah) did not know whether it will be done or not.

Meanwhile, on Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar saying that Murugiah and fellow Deputy Minister Datuk S. K Devamany will have their statements recorded in connection with the morgue incident in which Kuhan’s body was tampered with, Murugiah said the police statement was “uncalled for.”

“We were given an impression by the police as if we had barged into the mortuary room. They made us look like gangsters. We went there after receiving calls from the deceased’s family members,” he said with regret.


Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail

Murugiah said being the deputy minister in charge of the bureau, he felt responsible to answer to the calls and visit them at the hospital, adding it has nothing to do with the fact that the case had involved an Indian.

“I have the right to be there. I have a job to do. The bureau is expected to act as the middleman, to calm things down. They (police) have to respect the protocol.

” We are deputy ministers. There are procedures for this. They (police) can call us nicely instead of making the statement which has tarnished our image,” he said, adding he has called the police as soon as he came into the office today and given his statement.

Murugiah said he went there to pacify the family members and avoid further provocations which could result in racial sentiments and untowards incidents, adding he has also talked to the hospital director about the matter the following day.


He added that when he reached the hospital at about 12.30am Wednesday, the mortuary door was opened and the crowd was around the body.

He went in for a while but stepped outside later as he could not stand the smell inside.

He added that he will pass the written report he received from Kuhan’s mother to Minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok who has said he will bring up the matter to the cabinet after his Chinese New Year leave.
Murugiah: AG classified Kuhan’s death as murder
Husna Yusop


T. Murugiah

PUTRAJAYA (Jan 23, 2009) : Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail has classified the case of A. Kuhan who died in police custody on Tuesday as murder, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Deparment T. Murugiah said today.

He said Abdul Gani has instructed the police to conduct a thorough investigation into the death of the 22-year old suspected car thief and has given an assurance that the culprits will be prosecuted, possibly next week.

“He has also assured me that Kuhan’s family can get their lawyers when the case is being tried and the investigation process will be carried out smoothly. Most likely, those involved will be charged in court next week.

“There will be no cover-up by anyone,” he told reporters at the Public Complaints Bureau (PCB) here today.

Murugiah thanked Abdul Gani for his quick action and being sensitive towards the situation faced by the deceased’s family members.

Murugiah who was in Sabah earlier today said Abdul Gani has called him, after going through the case which has earlier been classified as death due to pulmonary edema or fluid accumulation in the lungs, and asked him to inform Kuhan’s family and the public about this latest development.

He advised family members to be patient, have faith in the investigation process, wait for the result of the investigation and not to organise street demonstrations.

Murugiah said Abdul Gani will call up both doctors – from Serdang Hospital and Universiti Malaya Medical Centre – who have come up with the post-mortem reports to get their statements and check whether beatings can result in accumulation of fluid in lungs.

Kuhan was arrested on Jan 14 to assist police in several robbery and car theft cases. With his assistance, police recovered 15 stolen luxury vehicles. However, he had collapsed and died during interrogation.

Asked whether Abdul Gani was referring to the police when he said the culprits will be nabbed soon, Murugiah told reporters he has no knowledge about it but said “I don’t think he was referring to the police.”

On whether a second post-mortem will be conducted on Kuhan’s body, Murugiah said Abdul Gani has told him the family had requested for it but he (Murugiah) did not know whether it will be done or not.

Meanwhile, on Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar saying that Murugiah and fellow Deputy Minister Datuk S. K Devamany will have their statements recorded in connection with the morgue incident in which Kuhan’s body was tampered with, Murugiah said the police statement was “uncalled for.”

“We were given an impression by the police as if we had barged into the mortuary room. They made us look like gangsters. We went there after receiving calls from the deceased’s family members,” he said with regret.


Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail

Murugiah said being the deputy minister in charge of the bureau, he felt responsible to answer to the calls and visit them at the hospital, adding it has nothing to do with the fact that the case had involved an Indian.

“I have the right to be there. I have a job to do. The bureau is expected to act as the middleman, to calm things down. They (police) have to respect the protocol.

” We are deputy ministers. There are procedures for this. They (police) can call us nicely instead of making the statement which has tarnished our image,” he said, adding he has called the police as soon as he came into the office today and given his statement.

Murugiah said he went there to pacify the family members and avoid further provocations which could result in racial sentiments and untowards incidents, adding he has also talked to the hospital director about the matter the following day.


He added that when he reached the hospital at about 12.30am Wednesday, the mortuary door was opened and the crowd was around the body.

He went in for a while but stepped outside later as he could not stand the smell inside.

He added that he will pass the written report he received from Kuhan’s mother to Minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok who has said he will bring up the matter to the cabinet after his Chinese New Year leave.

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Bedah siasat kedua siap..
Jan 25, 09 11:58pm
Bedah siasat kedua ke atas mayat A Kugan siap pada kira-kira jam 9.30 malam ini di Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya (PPUM).

Bedah siasat itu, yang bermula pada kira-kira jam 2.30 petang, dijalankan oleh pakar patologi yang dikenalpasti sebagai Dr Prashant.

Ketika dihubungi, Ahli Parlimen Kapar, S Manikavasagam memberitahu Malaysiakini bahawa doktor telah memberi penerangan ringkas kepada keluarga Kugan, peguam mereka N N Surendran dan ahli-ahli Parlimen yang hadir.

Penerangan tersebut mengambil masa lebih daripada 30 minit mengenai keputusan bedah siasat tersebut.

Bagaimanapun, keputusan bedah siasat itu tidak boleh didedahkan menunggu siasatan terhadap kes kematian Kugan.

Manikavasagam berkata selain beliau, ahli Parlimen Puchong, Gobind Singh Deo dan ahli Parlimen DAP bagi Teluk Intan, M Manogaran turut hadir di PPUM.

Ambil contoh tisu

“Apa yang kami mahu ialah anggota polis terbabit didakwa terhadap apa yang berlaku,” katanya, sambil menambah bahawa pakar patologi itu turut mengambil contoh tisu dari mayat Kugan.

kugan detainee death morgue scene 220109Kugan, 22, ditahan reman sejak minggu lepas kerana didakwa terlibat dalam kes samun kereta mewah, sebelum meninggal dunia ketika dalam tahanan di lokap Balai Polis USJ 8, Subang Jaya pada 11 pagi Selasa lalu.

Keluarganya yang tidak berpuas hati dengan kematian Kugan mendakwa dia didera polis kerana ada banyak kesan kecederaan pada tubuhnya walaupun laporan bedah siasat menunjukkan kematiannya akibat paru-paru berair. Mereka mahu bedah siasat dilakukan sekali lagi.

Ekoran kecaman orang ramai, Peguan Negara, Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail telah mengklafikasikannya sebagai kes bunuh.

Sebelas anggota polis berpangkat konstabel dan lans koperal dari balai polis Subang Taipan – tempat Kugan meninggal dunia  – telah dipindahkan serta merta kelmarin.

Ketua Polis Selangor, Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar dilaporkan berkata, kesemua mereka kini ditempatkan melakukan kerja-kerja pejabat di ibupejabat polis kontinjen di Petaling Jaya.

Laporan bulan depan

Sementara itu, Surendran juga enggan memberi komen apabila ditanya sama ada keputusan bedah siasat itu menyokong dakwaan keluarga Kugan bahawa wujud unsur-unsur jenayah dalam kematian anak mereka itu.

Menurutnya, laporan penuh mengenai bedah siasat kedua itu dijangka akan disiapkan awal bulan depan.

Mayat Kugan dijangka dikebumikan Rabu ini.

Kelmarin, pengerusi DAP, Karpal Singh menggesa pihak kuasa mendakwa doktor yang melakukan bedah siasat ke atas mayat Kugan yang didakwanya membuat laporan palsu.

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