Cops probe detainee’s death in lock-up

The death of a detainee at the Selama police lock-up is believed to be due to negligence. (AFP pic)

SELAMA: Police are investigating the death of a detainee found hanged at the Selama police station lock-up on March 17.

Two policemen found the 39-year-old man dead about 9.30am.

Selama police chief DSP Loo Lian Lay said the incident was believed to have occurred due to negligence.

“We have classified the case as sudden death, and the investigation is being conducted by the Integrity and Standards Compliance Department and Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission,” he told a press conference after the 211th Police Day celebrations at the district police headquarters here today.

The man had been detained under Section 15(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and Section 3(1) of the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985.