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.