This 28-Year-Old Woman Just Sued The Malaysian Police And The Government

IGP Khalid Abu Bakar was also named in the civil suit which alleges her husband was beaten to death by several police officers while in custody.

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Her name is Marry Mariay Susay

Marry Mariay Susay at the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

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She is the widow of N. Dharmendran, who died in police custody

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Marry has just filed a civil suit in the KL High Court against a number of police officers, including IGP Khalid Abu Bakar, over her 31-year-old husband's unlawful death while in police custody back in 2013

According to a report in Malaysiakini, in the civil suit, Marry is seeking claims for assault and battery, negligence, and breach of duty, false imprisonment, a conspiracy among the defendants, vindicatory and aggravated damages. In addition to that, she is also seeking damages against defendants from 4 to 8 (see below) for misfeasance in public office as well as a declaration that the defendants deliberately, unlawfully and in bad faith, breached Dharmendran's fundamental rights to life and liberty.

The 11 defendants named are:
1. Inspector Hare Krishnan Subramaniam;
2. Corporal Mohd Haswadi Zamri Shaari;
3. Sergeant Jaffri Jaafar;
4. Corporal Mohd Nahar Abdul Rahman;
5. ACP Yahya Abd Rahman;
6. SP Glenn Anthony Sinappah;
7. Senior ACP Khairi Ahrasa;
8. Ku Chin Wah, who was the CID chief at that time;
9. Mohmad Salleh, who was the KL chief police officer at that time;
10. IGP Khalid Abu Bakar; and
11. The Malaysian government

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How did Dharmendran die in police custody?

Police had detained him on 11 May 2013 for the attempted murder of two people in Cheras. He died 10 days later while in police custody at the Kuala Lumpur Police Contingent Headquarters (IPKKL).

According to the Enforcement Agencies Integrity Commission (EAIC), Dharmendran was beaten to death by police officers during a violent interrogation, which included the stapling of his ears. His body had been found with 52 injuries.

"The deceased ears were stapled while he was alive estimated between two to three days prior to post-mortem," EAIC chairman Yaacob MD Sam said.

While Ku, who was then CID chief, is also facing charges under Section 49 (1) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001, the first four police officers named in the civil suit are separately facing murder charges for Dharmendran's death

Ku Chin Wah

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Speaking about her son, who is now five years old and does not really remember his father, Marry said that he is now starting to ask, "where is dad?"

No knowing what to say, she just tells him that "he's gone to work."

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Meanwhile, earlier in April, PM Najib launched the Royal Malaysian Police's Smart Lock-Up which is aimed to optimise the operational productivity in lock-up and ensure the safety of detainees:

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