Dharmendran: Murder Trial…


Inspector Hare Krishnan K Subramaniam: Charged for murder!

N. Dharmendran: 1 Cop on the run, 3 Cops to face murder charge!

Is KL CID Chief in hot soup over police custodial death?

29 June 2016

Lawyer: Dharmendran’s family will continue to seek justice via

KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer N Surendran, representing the family of the late N Dharmendran who was allegedly murdered while in police custody, says his clients will continue to seek justice for their beloved one, who was a loving husband and father.

“Dharmendran’s widow and family members are disappointed and saddened by this verdict,” said Surendran who is also Padang Serai MP and PKR Vice President.

He was commenting on the decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Wednesday to acquit all four police officers charged for Dharmendran’s murder on May 21, 2013. “If it’s the verdict of the court that these four policemen did not kill Dharmendran, then who did?”


Cops accused of murdering Dharmendran acquitted for second time

KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 ― The High Court today acquitted four police officers for the second time over the murder of N. Dharmendran who died in custody in 2013.

Inspector Hare Krishnan, Sergeant Jaffri Jaafar, Corporal Mohd Nahar Abd Rahman, and Corporal Mohd Haswadi Zamri Shaari were charged with murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries a death sentence.

When the judgment was read out by Judge Datuk Kamardin Hashim to the packed courtroom, friends and family of the accused breathed a sigh of relief while the accused were seen shedding tears.

“The prosecution must prove that the evidence points irresistibly to the guilt of accused.

“In this case, the judge held that there were doubt. So he ruled that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt,” defence lawyer Gobind Singh Deo said later.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/cops-accused-of-murdering-dharmendran-acquitted-for-second-time?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.KgqBVr7e.dpuf


We did not plan or intend to hurt or kill Dharmendran, says police inspector

Hare Krishnan, Sergeant Jaffri Jaafar, 46, Corporal Mohd Nahar Abd Rahman, 47, and Corporal Mohd Haswadi Zamri Shaari, 34, were accused of killing Dharmendran at the D9 interrogation room on Level 7 of the Kuala Lumpur Police Contingent headquarters in Jalan Hang Tuah between May 18 and 21, 2013.

They face the death sentence in convicted under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

On Dec 12, 2014, Kamardin acquitted the four policemen from the murder charge at the end of the prosecution case without calling for their defence.

However, on Feb 26, 2016, the Court of Appeal overturned the High Court acquittal of the policemen over the murder of Dharmendran and ordered them to enter their defence.

On April 28, 2016, the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) set up to investigate the death of Dharmendran found that he had died due to the use of physical force by the police.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/we-did-not-plan-or-intend-to-hurt-or-kill-dharmendran-says-police-inspector?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.pNfkw4vW.dpuf

24 May 2016

We did not plan or intend to hurt or kill Dharmendran, says police inspector


KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — The Serious Crime Branch (D9) operation officer, Inspector S. Hare Krishnan told the High Court here today that he and three others did not plan or intend to hurt or kill N. Dharmendran, who died in police lock-up in 2013.

Hare Krishnan, 43, who was then attached to the D9 Branch of Kuala Lumpur Police Contingent headquarters, said he did not even cause any form of injury to Dharmendran, who was detained on suspicion of attempted murder involving firearms.

The police inspector, who is currently on suspension, also denied that he and the three others were involved in Dharmendran’s murder.

He said this during the examination-in-chief by his counsel M. Athimulan in the defence proceedings before Judge Datuk Kamardin Hashim.

Hare Krishnan said that in the investigation of Dharmendran’s case, he did not interrogate Dharmendran as the task was carried out by the interrogation team member and he did not give any instruction for his men to interrogate Dharmendran.

On Dharmendran’s safety in the lock-up, Hare Krishnan said it was the responsibility of the lock-up officer and the 24-hour police officer on duty, and not his.

When asked how did he learn about Dharmendran’s death, Hare Krishan said he learned about through a telephone call from the 24-hour police officer on duty, Corporal Nizam, at 4.30 pm on May 21, 2013.

He said at that time, he had just reached home in Cheras after taking a statement from a shooting victim at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital (HUKM).

Meanwhile, during cross-examination by deputy public prosecutor Suhaimi Ibrahim, Hare Krishnan said he never went to see Dharmendran in the lock-up even though he had access to do so.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/we-did-not-plan-or-intend-to-hurt-or-kill-dharmendran-says-police-inspector?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.pNfkw4vW.dpuf



02 October 2013| last updated at 12:50PM

Dharmenderan’s murder trial fixed for Feb 17


Free Malaysia Today

Yet another meaningless death in custody

CT Ali | May 27, 2013

No, Darmindran’s death would not have kept Najib off his dinner nor would it have caused his cabinet colleagues any discomfort.


Yet another report of an Indian dead while under police custody. As always his injuries are horrific and N Darmindran must have had a lingering and painful death.

I do not know what our Prime Minister thinks about Darmindran’s death. I do not know what his ministers in the Cabinet will do to find out what caused Darmindran’s death, and what they will now do to ensure that these kinds of sufferings and torture are not inflicted on any Malaysian citizen.

But if the past is any indication…nothing!

What manner of leaders do we have that allow these policemen to murder people in their custody? What manner of people are employed by the police force who do these evil things upon people in their custody?

How do we stop this? How can we have a police force that will protect us, not attack us? Or are these state orchestrated violence sanctioned by the BN government to let us know the extent that they will go ostensibly to keep “law and order”, but in reality they are turning a blind eye to a police force that have already committed too many ‘favours’ to keep any opposition and ‘any threat to national security’ in check?

Will another death in custody put Najib off his dinner tonight? Will he be able to sleep tonight thinking that his government has again failed to protect its people from a police force that is as much feared for its ability to inflict on command physical harm upon our people as for its ability to keep murdering suspect in their custody?

No, Darmindran’s death will not keep Najib off his dinner tonight nor will it cause his cabinet colleagues any discomfort.



Heart attack? Injuries show otherwise

You may not want to watch this video!

Free Malaysia Today

Post-mortem done, ‘evidence points to murder’

G Lavendran | May 23, 2013

The preliminary post-mortem findings reveal that N Dharmendran died of multiple blunt force trauma.

PETALING JAYA: The preliminary post-mortem conducted at Hospital Kuala Lumpur has revealed that police detainee N Dharmendran had died to severe blunt force trauma.

HKL pathologist Dr Siew Sheue Feng’s report, which was given to the deceased’s family last night, ruled out heart attack or asthma as the cause of death as claimed by the police.

Dharmendran, 32, an Indah Water employee, had been in police detention since May 11.

Lawyer G Sivamalar, who accompanied the family to retrieve the post-mortem report, said that the pathologist had struck out all natural causes.

“So far, the evidence points to murder, at least that would be a fair claim.

“Now it’s all up to the investigating officer at Dang Wangi police station ASP Kamarul Rizal to give the final verdict,” she said.


  • 23 May 2013
  • The Star Malaysia
  • By STEVEN CHIEW and FARIK ZOLKEPLI newsdesk@thestar.com.my

Murder in the lock-up?

Family demands full inquiry into death of shooting suspect under remand

Post-mortem revealed the suspect might have been murdered while in police custody. KUALA LUMPUR: A 32-year-old man suspected to have been involved in the shooting of two men in Bandar Tun Razak two weeks ago may have been murdered while in remand.

City police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohmad Salleh said post-mortem results revealed the victim might have been murdered while in police custody at the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters.

The suspect, identified as N. Dharmendran had complained of chest pains at about 9pm on Tuesday while being detained at the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters lock-up.

He was immediately sent to the Kuala Lumpur hospital for treatment but died upon arrival there, police said.

“We have referred the matter to Bukit Aman CID.

“A Bukit Aman CID investigator will be appointed to get investigate the case,” he said.

Murder in the lock-up?

Malaysian Insider

Elements of crime in death of detainee, says KL police chief

May 23, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 – Elements of crime were found in the death of a detainee at the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters lock up last Tuesday, Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Mohmad Salleh said today.

“A post mortem report this evening revealed that there were elements of crime related to the death of the detainee,” he said in a statement tonight.

The case has been referred to Bukit Aman and classified under Section 302 of the Penal Code, he added.


Free Malaysia Today

Horror: Deceased battered, ears stapled

K Pragalath and G Lavendran | May 22, 2013

The family of N Darmindran were shocked to see him covered in bruises and his ears stapled. They suspect that he was beaten and tortured to death while in police custody.


KUALA LUMPUR: His remains were covered in bruises and both his ears were stapled. This was the dreadful sight that greeted the family of N Darmindran at Hospital Kuala Lumpur this afternoon.

His wife, M Marry, 26, burst out into tears upon seeing her late husband’s condition and was too distraught to talk to the media.

PKR vice-president and lawyer N Surendran, who accompanied the family, was also shocked.

“It was bad enough that his family saw him in this battered state… what made it worse was that we found staples on both his ears with blood stains all around them. This shows that he was not only beaten but tortured as well,” added the Padang Serai MP.

Darmindran, 32, was an Indah Water employee. The father of a two-year-old daughter was arrested on May 11, several hours after lodging a police report that he was involved in a fight. He was held at the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters.

Meanwhile, Surendran described the case as the worst since the death of A Kugan in 2009.



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