Tuesday, 07 April 2009 13:24
(TheStar) - Suspected car thief A. Kugan died from acute congestion of the lungs due to acute inflammation of the heart muscles, compounded by blunt force trauma, an independent committee of medical specialists has announced.
The 10-man committee formed to investigate into differences in two post-mortem reports on Kugan unanimously agreed there was no evidence of thermal injuries to the skin on the back of the deceased as reported in the second post-mortem and was of the opinion the injuries on Kugan’s back were the result of repeated trauma by a blunt but flexible object, like a folded rubber hose.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said the deceased was found to have an underlying acute myocarditis (inflammation of heart muscle) and the blunt force trauma could have led to acute renal failure.
“This (renal failure) had aggravated the acute myocarditis, resulting in acute pulmonary oedema or lung congestion. As for injuries on Kugan’s back, they were in fact patterned imprint injuries which had been caused by a blunt and flexible object.
“There was no evidence that the deceased had been ‘branded’ or given repeated application of heat with an instrument or object. All body injuries noted on the deceased were insufficient, either individually or collectively to cause death directly,” he told a press conference yesterday.
Dr Ismail said it was also concluded that the discrepancy was not due to “foul reporting, misleading of information and neither was there any intention to hide information”, adding that the findings would be handed over to the Attorney-General’s Chambers today.
Kugan, 22, was detained by police on Jan 15 this year for alleged car theft but died five days later while in police custody.
An autopsy was performed on Jan 21 by the head of Serdang Hospital forensic unit, Dr Abdul Karim Tajuddin, who gave the cause of death as “acute pulmonary oedema”.
The family then requested Universiti Malaya Medical Centre to conduct a second post-mortem, which was performed on Jan 25 by Dr Prashant Samberkar. The second pathologist gave the provisional cause of death (pending toxicology report) as “acute renal failure due to rhabdomyolysis (the breakdown of muscle fibers resulting in the release of myoglobin into the bloodstream) due to blunt trauma to skeletal muscles”.
“The discrepancy in the reports were due to the absence of communications between the two pathologists, the misinterpretation of post-mortem changes and some of the injuries by the second pathologist (Dr Prashant) ,” he said.
Kugan had the shit beaten out of him. His beating was so bad that he suffered massive internal injuties and his kidneys were destroyed. Because his kidneys were destroyed, fluid got into his lungs. He died from the fluid in his lungs. So...the verdict is:
He did not die from his beatings and nobody is at fault.
If the bloody cops didn't beat the shit out of him, he would not have have had the internal injuries that led to his death now would it?! How can those sick sadists who wantonly kicked Kugan around be let off the hook just like that?!
This is UNBELIEVABLE!!!! INCREDIBLE!!!!!
What a sickening disgrace to the country - that a person could be beaten to death (in a police station to boot!) and "independent" officials announce that no one is at fault?!
And for the vastly the different second report to be twisted around and made to fit into the first innocent-sounding report and even support its no-fault act-of-God verdict...
Well, there's no way for a truly independent panel to verify it now is there? All documents, notes, recordings and everything else related to Kugan's second post-mortem has been seized by police. What possible reason they have to justify seizing them besides denying the truth from being knows?!
PDRM - UMNO running dogs.
Najib to bring positive change to Malaysia? Don't get your hopes too high up! In fact,expect the worst, then bring your expectations down even lower. This is the 1Malaysia under Najib, people!