In total there were 110 lock up deaths from 2010 until 2016, most of them due to health issues
KUALA LUMPUR: Only one detainee had died in police lock up due to injuries sustained from the police, revealed Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in a written reply to Gobind Singh Deo (Puchong-DAP) today.
“For the period from the year 2010 to 2016, only one detainee died in police lock up due to injuries sustained from police personnel. That was in the year 2013,” said Zahid.
“The highest number of lock up deaths was 20 in the year 2013. Of the 20, 15 died due to various infections to the liver, throat, lung, intestines and ulcers.”
The infection cases also contributed to the majority of the deaths in lock ups – up to 84 cases out 110 deaths.
In total there were 110 lock up deaths from 2010 until 2016, revealed Zahid who is also the deputy prime minister.
The lowest number of deaths were recorded in 2010 with nine deaths.
Gobind had asked for the number of deaths in police lock ups since 2010.