Police asked the wife of death-in-custody victim P Chandran to pay RM300 when she sought information about her husband at the Cheras district police headquarters just before his death.
This is stated in a police report filed by the victim's brother-in-law, R Rajan Naidu.
Rajan says in the report that Chandran's wife, N Selvi, told him a police officer asked her to pay RM300 before disclosing information about her husband.
"She told me that the police officer had sought RM300 for information on her husband, and told her that police were taking him to court," the police report lodged says.
The report says Selvi had to "sleep under a bridge" during the two nights she stayed in Kuala Lumpur to check on Chandran, and to pass him his hypertension medication.
Dang Wangi police chief Zainuddin Ahmad was reported by Bernama as saying that Chandran died from heart disease in the Dang Wangi police station lock-up on Sept 10.
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