Inquest into death of teen accused of stealing teacher’s iPhone

Manogaran Retom (front) and M. Arvinraj (right), the uncle and brother of Vasanthapiriya, a 14-year-old SMK Methodist Nibong Tebal pupil, protesting against her death at Seberang Prai Hospital on February. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 9, 2018.

POLICE will recommend an inquest into the death of M. Vasanthapiriya, 14, who was accused of stealing a teacher’s iPhone, The Star Online reports today.

 “We have to complete the necessary (investigation). Once that is done, we will give our recommendation to the deputy public prosecutor (DPP) office that an inquest be conducted on this case,” Penang CID chief Zainol Samah said at a press conference in George Town yesterday.

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