By HARIS HUSSAIN and NEVASH NAIR March 05, 2009 Malay Mail
two months after A. Kugan died in the Subang Taipan police lock-up, his
mother, N. Indra, still cries herself to sleep every night.
Now, sleep is even more elusive after she came to know about the pain
and suffering he endured before he died, five days after he was
arrested on Jan 15 in connection with police investigations into a
series of luxury car thefts.
Every time she closes her eyes, she sees her son’s bruised, battered and burnt body.
an interview with Malay Mail, Indra said she is still unable to accept
the fact that her son is gone, so much so her husband, R. Ananthan,
refused to show her the second post-mortem report prepared y the
independent pathologist hired by the family. The report was released on
Ananthan relented only after Indra insisted. What she saw shocked her.
have never laid a finger on my son but these heartless policemen beat
him to death. Only a mother knows how I feel. The pain is so unbearable
that I wish I were dead,” she alleged of the case that the
Attorney-General has reclassified as murder.
My life has changed forever.
is my first-born. The manner in which I lost him makes it even more
difficult for me to deal with. I did not carry him for nine months in
my womb just so that someone can torture him this way.
were signs that he was starving before he died. He was never hungry
when he was with me. I would cook him his favourite dish, fried chicken
and nuggets, whenever he was hungry.”
Indra said her three other children miss Kugan too but that the one hardest hit is her husband.
a father, he always thought that Kugan would be around to provide for
the family if anything were to happen to him. He loved Kugan more than
anything in this world. Now, he worries
about who will take care of the family if he dies.”
Kugan’s family members and relatives, accompanied by their lawyer N.
Surendran, Teluk Intan MP M. Manoharan, Kapar MP S. Manikavasagam and
Police Watch coordinator S. Jayathas submitted the second post-mortem
report to the Attorney-General’s office at Putrajaya.
A-G Tan Sri
Abdul Gani Patail, however, is in Mecca, performing the umrah. The head
of the chamber’s prosecution division, Tun Majid Tun Hamzah, received
the report on his behalf.
Tun Majid declined to comment.
Surendran hoped that the attorney-general would take immediate action.
“It is up to the A-G now. He has classified the case as murder and we have submitted the relevant evidence.