Three persons have died in Police custody since November 2019, indicates PM

GIS–  09 June, 2020: Since November 2019 to date, three persons have died in Police custody, stated the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, today, in the National Assembly, in reply to a Parliamentary Question pertaining to the number of deaths in police custody as well as the cause of death.

Details of the cases are as follows:
 
·         On 10 March 2020, Mr M.D.M, aged 25, died at Vacoas Detention Centre, the cause of death being Asphyxia due to hanging;
·         On 20 March 2020, Mr A.B, a Malagasy National, aged 48 years died at Jeetoo Hospital of Subarachnoid Haemorrhage due to drug concealment in his body, and
·          On 13 May 2020, Mr J.D.M.U, aged 29 years, passed away in a cell at Trou D’eau Douce Police Station and the cause of death was Asphyxia due to hanging.
 
The Prime Minister added that police enquiry is ongoing in the three cases.
 

Government Information Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius. Email: [email protected]  Website: http://gis.govmu.org  Mobile App: Search Gov



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