The Shooting of D Disnesh: More Questions than Answers

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Racial profiling is the use of an individual’s race or ethnicity by law enforcement personnel as a key factor in deciding whether to engage in enforcement (e.g. make a traffic stop or arrest).

Wikipedia

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The police station can be a very dangerous place for those arrested and locked up there. For some people, it was fatal.

Violence and death at the hands of the Police

No Inquest for the Shooting of Kathir Oli, Malaysian Indian, in Ipoh

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D Dinesh died from close range gunshot wounds to the head and arm two days after the shooting, which police claim happened after patrolling officers were attacked with a parang.
(Malaysiakini)

On Aug 21, last year, Dinesh a 26 year-old was shot by police in the wee hours of the morning while traveling with friends.

He sustained gun shot wounds to his head and arm and died two days later at the Ampang hospital. Police claimed that Dinesh tried to attack them with a machete.

Dinesh’s friends, who witnessed the shooting, had claimed that the group, who were traveling in several cars, were heading for supper when they were blocked at the traffic light near the Ampang Waterfront by two Proton cars.

They said plainclothes police officers had alighted and opened fire indiscriminately on the group after Dinesh had got out of his car to inquire about the situation.

(Free Malaysia Today)
No finger prints taken ’cause machete had curved handle’

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Free Malaysia today

‘No finger prints taken ’cause machete had curved handle’

Alfian ZM Tahir | November 13, 2013

Lawyers questioned how an experienced police officer could miss out such a vital evidence gathering procedure.

PETALING JAYA: Police officer, ASP Fon Thiam Seong, the investigating officer (IO) in the murder of D Dinesh in Aug 2012, today told the coroner’s court that he did not dust the weapon allegedly used by Dinesh for fingerprints as the machete had a curved handle.

This reply was given by Fon when questioned by lawyers Eric Paulsen and G Sivamalar at the Ampang court this morning.

Speaking to FMT, Eric expressed shock over the explanation given by Fon and questioned how an experienced police officer could miss out such a vital evidence gathering procedure.

“During the inquest, we asked why there were no fingerprint reports, the officer said the machete had a curved handle thus they could not get any fingerprints from it.

“It is such an important and essential matter and the answer (given by Fon) is just not convincing. With his experience how can he say such a thing?” Eric said.

For the full article, click on:

No finger prints taken ’cause machete had curved handle’

fz.com

Dinesh inquest: Police certain deceased carried weapon

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 23): A criminal investigation officer confirmed today that a man who was killed in a controversial police shooting case in Ampang last year was carrying a weapon.
ASP Jaswent Singh told the inquest into the death of D Dinesh that the deceased, who was shot by police on suspicion of being involved in gang activity, was carrying a machete.
Jaswent, who is attached to the Ampang Jaya police district headquarters, however, did not identify the deceased individual as Dinesh.
“I can definitely say that the deceased who was shot was carrying a weapon,” he told the inquest at the Ampang Magistrate’s Court.
“I saw the machete in the hands of the man who collapsed after being shot,” he added.
However, he could not verify if the other suspects who were present during the shooting were carrying weapons when the incident occurred.

Malaysia Chronicle

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 10:06

Another police killing in COLD BLOOD: Unarmed Dinesh Darmesena & ‘Geng Viva Nanda’

Written by  Lawyers for Liberty

The quest for justice for the fatal police shooting of Dinesh Darmesena, 26, in Ampang continues due to the shocking failure by the police to take seriously the allegation that the deceased was killed while unarmed and in cold blood on 21 August, 2012 in Ampang.

Although the victim did not have any criminal record, the police had been quick to claim the deceased was part of a gang known as “Geng Viva Nanda” that were involved in a gang fight and had tried to attack the police with weapons and the police had shot him in self-defense.

Unnecessary

LFL finds this story by the police to be quite unbelievable. According to eye witnesses who were at the scene, they saw unmarked cars which blocked the car that Dinesh was travelling and a few men in plain clothes appeared and started shooting indiscriminately at the car and when Dinesh tried to flee, he was gunned down.

Why was it necessary to shoot him dead? Were any warning shots fired?

The Inquest into Dinesh’s death is fixed for mention at 10 am, Wednesday, 24 October at Ampang Magistrate’s Court (3).

- LFL

Another police killing in COLD BLOOD: Unarmed Dinesh Darmesena & ‘Geng Viva Nanda’

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Malaysia Chronicle

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 10:20

Probe Dinesh’s shooting as homicide, IGP told

Rights group Lawyers for Liberty has urged the police to classify its August 21 fatal shooting of businessman D Dinesh as homicide and not to relegate it into a Coroner’s Inquest which it described as “problematic and ineffective”.

“Take stern action, including immediate arrest and work suspension leading to the criminal prosecution and disciplinary action of the policemen who fired the shots and those who covered up the incident,” said LFL in listing one of several demands in its memorandum sent to the inspector general of police Ismail Omar last Friday.

Dinesh, who had no criminal records and had been preparing for his wedding next month, was shot dead in Ampang in the early hours. Police later accused him of being part of a criminal gang called “Geng Viva Nanda”, arguing that it had killed Dinesh in “self-defence”.

LFL however cited eyewitness accounts who claimed that plainclothes policemen stopped the car Dinesh was travelling with his friends and relatives, before shooting indiscriminately. They also said Dinesh was gunned down when he tried to flee.

“We note that there is disturbing similarity in the justification given out by police after almost every fatal police shooting in recent memory. In almost all cases, police claimed that the suspects are wanted criminals who attempted to attack police and the police opened fire killing all instantly,” the group said, adding that it was typical of police to ‘discover weapons’ in vehicles of gunned-down suspects.

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-Harakahdaily

Probe Dinesh’s shooting as homicide, IGP told

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D Dinesh may have been the victim of racial profiling.

Racial profiling refers to the use of an individual’s race or ethnicity by law enforcement personnel as a key factor in deciding whether to engage in enforcement (e.g. make a traffic stop or arrest). The practice is controversial and is illegal in many jurisdictions.

See:

Accusations of racial profiling against Indians are made in the following links:
1 Polis Raja Di 1 Malay-sia racial profiling of Indian youths …
Human Rights Party. Malaysia. Focusing to put working class Indians into the national mainstream development of Malaysia and to eliminate all forms of UMNO state …
www.humanrightspartymalaysia.com/2012/08/28/polis-raja… – Cached

2 Esclating racial profiling of Indian youths by Polis Raja Di …
Human Rights Party. Malaysia. Focusing to put working class Indians into the national mainstream development of Malaysia and to eliminate all forms of UMNO state …
www.humanrightspartymalaysia.com/2011/07/04/esclating… – Cached

Racial profiling
Racial profiling – Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racial_profilingCachedMore results from en.wikipedia.org »

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Violence and death at the hands of the Police

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Malaysiakini

Ampang shooting: Cops set up new probe team
  • Aidila Razak
  • 10:16AM Sep 5, 2012

Police have set up a new team to investigate the incident in which police gunned down 26-year-old D Dinesh last month.

NONEAccording to Latheefa Koya (right), who is acting on behalf of two eye-witnesses to the controversial shooting, police did so after a letter was sent to the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman last week.

“The case is now investigated by the Selangor police contingent headquarters under the purview of one ASP Borhan,” she said yesterday.

Latheefa said the eye-witnesses, Y Ilavaresan and K Moses, and the deceased’s father W Darmasena gave their statements to police on Monday.

Prior to this, Ilavarasen and Moses refused to give their statements because the investigating team was from the same police station as the team involved in the shooting.

Ampang shooting: Cops set up new probe team

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Malaysiakini

Eyewitnesses clam up on fatal shooting in Ampang
  • Aidila Razak
  • 1:54PM Aug 29, 2012

The two men who witnessed the fatal shooting of their friend D Dinesh by Ampang police last week, have refused to give a statement, citing potential conflict of interest on the part of cops from that station.

NONELawyer N Surendran said K Moses, and Y Ilavarasen (left) will only give their statement to an “independent investigating team” from police headquarters Bukit Aman.

“The officers involved in the shootout were from the Ampang police station, and the investigating officers are from the (same station),” he said when contacted.

Eyewitnesses clam up on fatal shooting in Ampang

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Links

This first link has photos taken of the deceased, so if you are squeamish, you may want to avoid it.
1 Dinesh’s death was a cold blooded murder- Here is the Proof …

… Manikavasagam today described the ruthless police killing of businessman, D Dinesh, as akin to the shooting in the Wild West. “Dinesh was shot ruthlessly by the police

www.mpkapar.com/manikavasagam/posts/dineshs-death-was-a…

2 Watch the Press conference on Youtube.

Eyewitness: Cops shot unarmed man point blank

Published on Aug 27, 2012 by

Two eyewitnesses of a police shootout in Ampang last week have claimed that plainclothes personnel shot an unarmed man “point blank” and released at least 10 rounds of ammunition indiscriminately.

NONEEntrepreneur D Dinesh, 26, who died two days after he was shot in the wee hours of Aug 21, was not carrying anything when he got out of a white Proton Perdana, said his friend Y Ilavarasen, 24

Full story: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/207192 http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/207207

Cameraman : Fendi Zulkfley
Editing : Azudin Hidzir

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D Dinesh died from close range gunshot wounds to the head and arm two days after the shooting, which police claim happened after patrolling officers were attacked with a parang.
(Malaysiakini)

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Distraught parents speak of their son..

Family refutes police claims

Like the family of Aminulrasyid and the three youths gunned down in Glenmarie, Shah Alam, Dinesh’s family members who were present today refuted claims that he was part of a gang.

“My son is a very pious and simple boy. He won’t do anything like this. I want justice, I want the person (responsible) to be charged,” his father W Darmasena said.

NONE

Echoing him was his son Rajan (photo), who tearfully defended his brother’s innocence.

“My brother was always teaching me how to do business. I didn’t expect things to end up like this. I want justice for him. Please,” he pleaded, alongside his mother Florence Abeyesekera and sister Sharon.

Cover-up suspected as shootout witnesses detained

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Malaysian Insider

Witnesses claim cops shot and killed unarmed man

By Hafidz Baharom
August 27, 2012

PETALING JAYA, Aug 27 — Two witnesses came forward today to claim that plainclothes policemen shot and killed an unarmed man, releasing 10 rounds at point-blank range in a shootout last Monday at a traffic junction in Ampang, Selangor.

The police said last week that 26-year-old Dinesh Darmasena Wijemanna was shot when he alighted from his car with four other men to attack a team of policemen.

Surendran said the police version of events was a ‘tissue of lies’. — File pic

The authorities added that the five men were armed with machetes, meat cleavers and iron rods, and that they had approached the police team in a menacing fashion after they were stopped on suspicion of being involved in an earlier altercation with what was described as another gang of thugs at an apartment in Pandan Perdana.

Witnesses now allege that Dinesh had only been on his way for supper with a group of friends travelling in separate vehicles.

Perodua salesman Moses Kanesan, 23, who was in a car in front of Dinesh’s vehicle, said that two unmarked vehicles, a Proton Wira and a Proton Waja, had arrived behind them, blocking the road.

“I saw someone come out of one of the vehicles, he was not wearing a uniform. Dinesh got out of his car, and the moment the shooting started, he turned back and ran towards his car,” Moses said.

He added that the shooter he saw had given no warning and began firing indiscriminately, hitting his car three times.

Witnesses claim cops shot and killed unarmed man

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Malaysiakini

Cover-up suspected as shootout witnesses detained
  • Aidila Razak
  • 1:08PM Aug 27, 2012

PKR supreme council member Latheefa Koya said police are suspected of trying to cover up an extra-judiciary killing last week by “harassing” eye-witnesses and the deceased’s friends and relatives.

In a press conference today, Latheefa (right) said that four people who witnessed the fatal shooting of D Dinesh, 26, in Ampang on Aug 21 have been re-arrested and sent to the Sea Park police station after their remand order ceased on Aug 25.

“This is what is called ‘chain smoking remand’ (tukar gari). If the police can’t get an extension of remand, they pass (the suspect) to another set of police… defying the magistrate’s order,” she said.

Cover-up suspected as shootout witnesses detained

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Malaysiakini

Eyewitness: Cops shot unarmed man point blank
  • Aidila Razak
  • 12:57PM Aug 27, 2012
Eyewitnesses of a police shootout in Ampang last week have claimed that plainclothes personnel shot an unarmed man “point blank” and released at least 10 rounds indiscriminately.D Dinesh, 26, who died two days after he was shot in the wee hours of Aug 21, was not carrying anything when he got out of a white Proton Perdana, said Y Ilavarasen, 24.He said the Proton had been blocked by an unmarked car at a traffic light near Ampang Waterfront.”I was a few cars ahead of him and could see him from the back. He wasn’t holding anything, Ilavarasen told reporters today.”(Police) were shooting point blank, up and down. Everyone panicked. The shooting was haywire and there was no warning, neither did they identify themselves as police. They just started shooting, pointing towards people and cars.”

Eyewitness: Cops shot unarmed man point blank

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Yesterday, Ampang district police chief Amiriudin Jamaluddin defended the police’s action, saying that Dinesh and his friends had charged at the police with machetes.

“They came charging towards the policemen and my men were forced to open fire,” he had said.

Free Malaysia Today

Witnesses debunk police’s version of shooting

G Vinod | August 27, 2012

D Dinesh’s friends dismissed the police’s version that they were armed and aggressive, forcing the policemen to open fire.

FMT ALERT

PETALING JAYA: An unarmed D Dinesh was shot dead by the police as he was on his way for supper, said his friend Y Ilavarasan.

“When our convoy of three cars stopped at the traffic light near the Ampang Waterfront, two Proton cars blocked Dinesh’s car, the men inside came out and started shooting,” he said, adding that they were not armed as claimed by the police.

The 24-year old logistics executive said this at a press conference held at the PKR headquarters today which was also attended by Dinesh’s family.

Also present were PKR vice-president N Surendran, supreme council member Latheefa Koya and Kapar MP S Manickavasagam.

On Aug 21, Dinesh, 26, was shot by the police in Ampang when he was travelling with his friends in the wee hours of the morning. He died two days later at the Ampang Hospital.

A post-mortem at the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital showed that he was shot twice, on his right arm and the back of his head.

Witnesses debunk police’s version of shooting

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