Family of dead prison inmate suing Govt for damages despite compensation offer
Mother contests official account, alleges son died from intentional assault
The family of an inmate who had died in prison is suing the Government for general and aggravated damages despite an offer of compensation.
The mother, who is represented by lawyers M. Ravi and Eugene Thuraisingam, is also contesting the official account of events, alleging that Dinesh Raman Chinnaiah, 21, had died from "intentional assault".
The Government said yesterday that the family did not take up an offer to meet the pathologist or submit any formal claims for compensation.
Despite this, the Government, which has accepted responsibility for the death, had made the offer of compensation on Sept 10 based on "established principles of liability", said the Home Affairs Ministry yesterday.