Monday, June 15, 2009
Died In Police Custody - Ganapragasam Antony
On the way home on Wednesday (10 June) 53 years old Ganapragasam was detained by the police for the investigation for theft.Only the following day when he was taken to court for remand order, his wife was informed about the nature of his arrest. According to his wife, she saw bruises on his face.Ganapragasam told the magistrate that he was assaulted by the police while in their custody. However, on the 14 June (Sunday), the wife of the deceased was told to be at the mortuary of University Hospital.No one was allowed to view the corpse except for his wife, not even his teen-age children. The next-of-kin, politicians and friends gathered at the compound of the mortuary waited for Ganapragasam’s wife with anxiety.She related that she was only allowed to view her husband’s corpse which was tilted sideway with visible bruises. Other than looking at what her eyes were allowed to see, she was even disallowed to touch her husband’s body. The vital question is, WHY?
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