More than a month since the death of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) student S. Vinosiny, her family has rued the lack of update on the progress of police probe into her case.

According to the family lawyer M Manoharan, he had written to Kedah police for an update on the case, as well as attorney-general Idrus Harun, requesting an inquest, on June 17, but has not heard from them since.

"The family is unhappy with the police and the attorney-general for not responding to the letters," he was quoted telling Free Malaysia Today (FMT), adding that the family has not even received the post-mortem report of Vinosiny.

"Why the delay and what's the problem?" Manoharan asked further.

Vinosiny, who was a Semester 4 student of Bachelor Degree in Accounting (Information System), was found dead in her dorm room at UUM's campus in Sintok, Kedah, on May 21. She was only 21.

Her family claimed that she died of alleged electrocution, as there were purported burn marks on her face and fingers, while the university management has said that it would wait for the official post-mortem report to be released before making a conclusion.

A week later, her father R Sivakumar lodged a police report against the university, calling for a probe to establish whether the building has been properly maintained.

In a visit to the deceased's family in early June, UUM vice-chancellor Haim Hilman Abdullah, had assured that the university will not hinder Sivakumar's decision to sue them over Vinosiny's death, and pledged to give utmost cooperation to the family.

Source: FMT
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