SELAMA: The police are investigating the death of a detainee who was found hanged at the Selama police station lock-up on March 17. Two policemen found the 39-year-old man dead about 9.30am. Selama police chief, DSP Loo Lian Lay said however, the incident was believed to have occurred due to negligence and irresponsible policemen on duty. "We have classified the case as sudden death, and the investigation is being conducted by the Integrity and Standards Compliance Department and Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission," he told a press conference after the 211th Police Day celebrations at the district police headquarters here today. The man was detained under Section 15(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and Section 3(1) of the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985. — Bernama … [Read more...] about Police investigate detainee’s death in lock-up
As he walked the ceremonial red carpet, his chest swollen with pride, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan's Durbar Hall to be conferred the Padma Shri by President Ram Nath Kovind, a trail of memories flowed through the mind of the retired Indian Army subedar. But Murlikant Rajaram Petkar, 71, quickly shook off the flashback and stood upright in front of the President, greeting him in military style. The crutches tied to his forearms prevented him from offering a cracking salute to the Supreme Commander of the Indian armed forces. Indeed, March 21, 2018, was a far cry from the day way back in 1982 when the government rejected Petkar's claim for an Arjuna Award. Petkar is India's first Paralympic gold medallist, winning the 50-meter freestyle swimming event at the Summer Paralympics held at Heidelberg, Germany, in August 1972. Earlier, at the 3rd Commonwealth Paraplegic Games at Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1970, Petkar had bagged a gold in the 50-meter freestyle swimming, a silver in the javelin … [Read more...] about From jaws of death to an Olympic gold: Amazing story of Murlikant Petkar
By Jenna Moon Staff Reporter Sat., March 24, 2018 Three men have now been charged after a Brampton man was beaten with sticks Monday afternoon. Peel Police responded to an assault in the area of Sandalwood Pkwy. E and Cedarcliff Tr. around 5:50 p.m. Monday, where witnesses described a man being beaten by two people with sticks, according to Const. Harinder Sohi. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle after the incident. Police arrived on scene and located Paviter Singh Bassi, 21, suffering life threatening injuries. He died in hospital early Tuesday morning. On March 20, homicide investigators arrested Karanvir Singh Bassi, 22, of Brampton. The second man, Guryodh Singh Khattra, 22, was arrested on March 21. Investigators then arrested Gurraj Bassi, 22, on March 23. All three men have been charged with first degree murder. Investigators stated there is no familial relationship between the victim and the alleged attackers, though two of the accused are … [Read more...] about Third arrest made in beating death of Brampton man
PHUKET: Phuket Police are investigating the stabbing murder of a Swedish man ambushed and stabbed to death as he returned to his luxury villa in Koh Kaew subdistrict last night. The murder took place in full view of neighbors. The police identified the deceased as a 25-year-old Swedish national. The name of the victim is known to the Phuket Gazette, but is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Neighbors told rescue workers at the scene that a gang of about 12 Thai men were waiting to ambush the Swede when he returned by motorcycle to his home at The Lantern family pool villa complex off Thepkrasattri Rd at about 8pm last night. The killer used plastic ties to bind the victim’s hands, then slashed the right side of his neck as he struggled to free himself, neighbors said. The killers escaped by scaling the wall of the villa complex. One of the gang held up a motorbike driver at gunpoint and used the vehicle to make his escape, witnesses said. Among the … [Read more...] about Swedish expat stabbed to death at luxury villa in Phuket
Jakarta. The government sent a protest note to Saudi Arabia on Monday (19/03), after an Indonesian national was beheaded in Mecca. Saudi authorities did not inform Indonesia that its citizen would be executed. Zaini Misrin, a 53-year-old man from Bangkalan in East Java's island of Madura, was a migrant worker convicted of the murder of his Saudi employer. He was executed on Sunday. "The Indonesian government did not receive any notification prior to the execution of Zaini Misrin," citizen protection and legal aid director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lalu Muhammad Iqbal, said during a press conference in Jakarta. Although the kingdom has has no regulatory obligation to issue such notifications, since the two countries are in friendly relations, Indonesia should have been officially apprised of the decision, he said. With nearly 200 Indonesians facing capital punishment abroad, the government has been making considerable efforts to … [Read more...] about With Death Penalty at Home, Can Indonesia Save Its Citizens Abroad?