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Autopsy results reveal cause of death for inmate

Update: August, 06/2015 - 17:21

The autopsy, witnessed by the deceased's family and their lawyers, indicated that Nguyen Quang Truong had died of atherosclerosis and did not suffer any injuries inflicted by external forces. — Photo nld.com

HA NOI (VNS) — Autopsy results have been released in the death of Nguyen Quang Truong, 43, a local resident of Quoc Oai District in Ha Noi, who died while detained by the police. 

The autopsy, performed by the People's Army Institution of Forensics at the request of the deceased's family, indicated that he had died of atherosclerosis and did not suffer any injuries inflicted by external forces. 

The autopsy, witnessed by the deceased's family and their lawyers, was performed on Tuesday afternoon.  

Last Friday, police arrested Truong and five other local residents for intervening in the implementation of a court order, which had settled a land dispute between two local households. 

After Truong showed signs of breathing difficulties on Monday morning, the police at the local station transferred him to Quoc Oai General Hospital for treatment. However, he died on the way to the hospital. 

The police immediately opened an investigation to determine the cause of death. The file of camera recordings from the police station was sealed and reviewed. In addition, investigators conducted interviews with a number of police officers at the station and other detainees who shared the cell with Truong. 

The police said they were willing to fully co-operate with the People's Army Institution of Forensics to determine the cause of Truong's death and handle the case in accordance with legal procedures and current regulations.

Truong's family has received his body, and his funeral began on Wednesday. — VNS

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