The suspect was brought in yesterday after allegedly stealing a gas cylinder and was remanded for four days to assist in the investigation, police said.

PETALING JAYA: Lorry driver Umar Faruq Abdullah died today at the south Klang district police headquarters (IPD), the third case of custodial death reported in the space of 15 days.

According to police, the 36-year-old jumped to his death from the second floor of the IPD where he was being questioned, with an initial report stating that he passed away due to “severe facial injuries”.

He was brought in yesterday after allegedly stealing a gas cylinder and was remanded for four days to assist in the investigation.

His death comes in the wake of security guard S Sivabalan’s death at the Gombak police station on May 20. A week later, on May 27, Surendran Shanker died at the Kluang hospital after being held at the Simpang Renggam prison in Johor.

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