From 2003 to 2007 PDRM recorded 1535 deaths in police lock-ups, prison, rehabilitation centres and immigration detention centres.
Norizan bt Salleh would have just been another statistics of a "death in custody" had she not survived being shot five times - two shots hit her arm and wrist, another hit her chest causing uncontrollable bleeding. As she crawled out of the car, unarmed and pleading for help, she was kicked and stomped on by the police until her rib cages broke.
Three of her friends were tortured by the Police - hung upside down,had chili rubbed all over their bodies and had the sole of their feet beaten..to make them confess that they have all been involved in a robbery.
The driver of the car was injured in the leg by a shot from the police.
The dead cannot cry but the living can plead for justice. Norizan did plead for justice.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 ― Mother of two, Norizan Salleh, cried in relief after the High Court ruled today that the police were wrong when they opened fire on her five years ago.
Today, High Court judge Datuk Hue Siew Kheng ruled the shooting “unlawful and unjustified” when delivering her judgment, noting that there was no evidence to show that the police officers' lives were in danger.
The judge awarded Norizan a total of RM318,326 in damages, including RM200,000 in exemplary damages, RM50,000 in general damages for pain and suffering, RM50,000 for assault and battery and RM18,326 in special damages for Norizan's medical bills.
No police officer has been charged for shooting Norizan.