Sri Lankan human trafficking victim dies in Malaysia

09:24, August 30, 2010      

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A Sri Lankan man believed to be victim of human trafficking died in Malaysia when he was trying to escape from people smugglers' detainment.

Rosly Hassan, deputy police chief of Gombak, a distrit in the Selangor State bordering Kuala Lumpur, told reporters on Sunday that the incident took place on Saturday evening.

According to Rosly, a garage worker told police he saw two Sri Lankans, both naked, jump out from a building's balcony.

When the patrol police arrived at the scene, two Malaysians were seen trying to put the severely injured Sri Lankan onto a van.

Preliminary investigation showed that three Sri Lankans were detained at the building, being handcuffed, deprived of food and drink, and forced to stay nude.

A source said that they arrived here a few days ago, and stayed at a hotel for the first night.

They were then transferred to the above-mentioned building the following day.

Rosly revealed that one of the suspects was a volunteer cop who served the Brickfields area in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia.

He did not rule out the possibility that the volunteer cop had used his identity as an eforcement officer to facilitate the illegal trade of human.

The two suspects, aged 30 and 32 respectively, had requested ransom of a few thousand ringgit (one U.S. dollar=3.15 ringgit), said Rosly.

Source: Xinhua


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