SHAH ALAM: Police have denied that a house trespassing suspect had died at the Shah Alam centralised lock-up on Thursday, as widely circulated on social media.
District police chief Assistant Commissioner Shafien Mamat clarified that Vickraman Devid had died at the Shah Alam court house while waiting to be transferred to the central lock-up from the court lock-up.
Police were at the court to obtain a remand order against him under Section 448 of the Penal Code for house trespassing.
Shafien said on Wednesday, Vickraman, a 37-year-old odd job worker was arrested after he trespassed into a house in Padang Jawa, here, at 8.15pm.
The homeowner was startled to see the man, who hails from Taman Kosas Sungai Buaya in Rawang, in the living hall after breaking fast.
The homeowner's husband then confronted Vickraman who tried to escape but he was nabbed by his neighbours who then alerted the police.
Shafien said checks showed that the man was wanted by police for offences under the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985.
Police subsequently arrested and took him to the Shah Alam police's centralised lock-up.
"At 11am the next day, he was brought to the Shah Alam court house to be remanded.
"At the court house around 11.25am, he suffered a seizure and fainted. MERS 999, as well as Shah Alam Hospital medical assistant were called in to check on him. After that, the medical assistant said he was fine.
"After we obtained a four-day remand and while waiting to transfer him to the central lock up about 12.32pm, he started to experience another seizure. The same medical assistant conducted another check and declared him dead.
"His body was taken to the Shah Alam Hospital where a post mortem was conducted and revealed that he died of natural causes," said Shafien.
He said Vickraman's family had been informed of the incident and they have also claimed his remains.