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Mother seeks review of Udayappan’s case

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 April 2009: A woman today asked the attorney-general to review the case of her son whose body was found in the Klang River five years ago after he had allegedly escaped from the Brickfields police station.

G Saralily, the mother of Francis Udayappan, who was 24 when he died, said she wanted the attorney-general to reopen the case because she believed that her son did not die while escaping from the police station as alleged.

She spoke to reporters in front of the Brickfields police station here.

Saralily said the body of Udayappan was also kept at the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) for two years for identification before it was handed to her.

She said her son was detained by police five years ago to help in the investigation into a motorcycle theft case.

In November last year, the High Court had dismissed the revision application filed by Saralily on the coroner’s finding that there was no foul play in Udayappan’s death in 2004 when he was in police custody.— Bernama


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