Monday, November 16, 2009

Man charged with killing mom found dead in prison - Malaysiakini

A 22-year-old man charged with the murder of his mother was found dead in his cell at the Air Molek prison in Johor.

NONEAccording to the authorities, J Saravanan (left) hanged himself using a pillow cover tied to a bar of his cell door.

However, his family refused to believe that Saravanan would have taken his own life and suspect foul play.

Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) Johor coordinator Y Mohan told Malaysiakini that the family plans to file a police report on the matter this afternoon.

"When they saw the body in the mortuary, it was covered with bruises.

"The family thinks that Saravanan could have been beaten to death," he said.

Saravanan was charged with murdering K Malilla, 47, using an iron rod at their home in Kampung MIC in Ulu Tiram.

He had also allegedly stuffed her remains inside a travel bag after the incident between 9.30am and 10.30am on Oct 5.