Narcotics officer’s body found after two nights in pond

The car recovered from the pond with the body of Sivanathan inside.
The car recovered from the pond with the body of Sivanathan inside.

PETALING JAYA, May 4 — After two nights of searching, a rescue team finally managed to fish out the body of a narcotics police officer along with his police car, which plunged into a mining pond after veering off the road in Taman Meranti Perai, Puchong.

Sepang acting police chief Supt Abdul Aziz Ali said the body of ASP V. Sivanathan, from the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters, was recovered at 11.50am yesterday.

He said the search team — involving divers from the Fire and Rescue Department, Royal Malaysian Navy and Marine Police — located the victim in a Proton Waja 15m inside the pool at about 10.30 am.

“A crane brought the car up with the victim inside. His body is at Kuala Lumpur Hospital for forensic examination,” he said.

On Friday, witnesses told police they saw the police car going off the road before stopping abruptly at the edge of the lake, and then plunging into it at 9.55pm.

Aziz said the case was being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless or dangerous driving and ruled out foul play.

He said Sivanathan, who was on duty at the time, may not have known the road was a dead-end because it was dark. 

“Local residents make U-turns there but outsiders may not know (it is a dead end),” he said.

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