Posted: 16 Jul 2013 06:12 PM PDT
Police have today released the name and photograph of an inspector who is the fourth suspect wanted for the murder of
In a press release late this evening,
"(Hare Krishnan) is also wanted to assist in investigations of a death in Tun HS Lee lockup, report number: 18468/13," the statement reads.
Although Ku's press release did not mention Dhamendran's name at all, he confirmed that Hare Krishnan was the fourth suspect when asked by Malaysiakini. Furthermore, the police report number quoted by Ku's press release is the same police report number stated in Dhamendran's autopsy report.
Ku had initially attributed Dhamendran's death to breathing difficulties, but a post-mortem later found that the 31-year-old's death was a result of "multiple blunt force trauma", leading police to reclassify the case as murder under section 302 of the Penal Code.
On the run for six weeks
On June 5, three police personnel, a sergeant and two corporals, were charged with the murder of police detainee Dhamendran, who was found dead in lockup last May 21.
The accused - Jaffri Jaafar, 44, Mohd Nahar Abd Rahman, 45, and Mohd Haswadi Zamri Shaari, 32 - are charged with committing the offence between 12.20pm and 2.50pm on May 21, 2013, at the Special Investigations Division (D9), Level 7 of the
Two days later, inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar revealed that police were on the hunt for an inspector. Prior to this, there had been calls for the police to reveal the identity of the fourth suspect, to which the police offered no replies until now.
Dhamendran died on May 21 after spending 10 days in police custody.
Those with information of Hare Krishnan's whereabouts are advised to contact their nearest police station or send a text message to the
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Posted: 16 Jul 2013 06:11 PM PDT
The police are still looking for the fourth suspect involved in the murder of
Contacted today, Bukit Aman CID deputy director Abdul Samah Mat said the manhunt was still ongoing for the police officer. He added that the police are working with the Special Branch on the case.
Dhamendran died in police custody on May 22. The post-mortem revealed that he succumbed to blunt force trauma. On June 5, three police officers were charged with his murder and it was announced that a fourth suspect was on the run. However, an opposition leader claimed that there is a conspiracy and accused the police of not attempting to find the suspect.
"I believe this run-away cop is part of a bigger story, they (the police) have a hidden agenda in this murder case," said DAP's Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng when contacted yesterday.
On June 12, Lim lodged a report with the police urging them to release a photo of the suspect so that the public could assist them in their search, however the police have yet to do so. Lim said the police ignored his report and did not record his statement despite it being the normal procedure when a report is lodged.
"The police are hiding something, why else haven't they released a photo? There is no explanation." added Lim, who also questioned whether the police let the officer escape.
Abdul Samah, on the other hand, said the police are working on the case and it is believed that the suspect is still in the country. "We should be able to arrest him. It should only be a matter of time because we are working on it," he added.
Asked why the police have not released a photograph of the suspect, Abdul Samah said that he is not sure if the photo has been released or not and that he would have to look into it.
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