Ex-police officer jailed 14 months for fabricating evidence

SINGAPORE - A police officer, who failed to investigate a coroner case and then forged police statements purportedly by the next-of-kin so as not to be reprimanded, received far worse from a district court.

On Tuesday, Mohd Hisham Atan, 35, was sentenced to 14 months in jail for offences that included fabricating evidence.

The former staff-sergeant pleaded guilty in July.

Court papers state that he was assigned to investigate the unnatural death of Madam Hajjah Kamariah Hassan. The 65-year-old housewife died at the Singapore General Hospital on June 11, 2007 from multi-organ failure from a suspected allergy to the drug used for gout.

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