Re­mains found in ce­ment-filled drum

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here yes­ter­day was told that Datuk An­thony Kevin Mo­rais’ re­mains were found in a sack stuffed in­side a ce­ment-filled drum in a murky and foul swamp at Subang Jaya.

Bukit Aman Spe­cial Task Force on Or­gan­ised Crime (Stafoc) of­fi­cer ASP Badrul Hisyam Abd Hamid said Mo­rais’ body was lo­cated based on in­for­ma­tion given by the sixth ac­cused, S. Ni­malan, 23.

In the ex­am­i­na­tion-in-chief con­ducted by deputy public prose­cu­tor Wan Sha­harud­din Wan Ladin, he said on Sept 16, 2015, Ni­malan led in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer ASP Wan Ab­dul­lah Wan Said, a pho­tog­ra­pher, a foren­sic team, in­clud­ing a diver and fire­men to an area in Subang Jaya.

Tes­ti­fy­ing as the 31st wit­ness in deputy public prose­cu­tor Kevin Mo­rais’ mur­der trial in­volv­ing seven men, in­clud­ing a mil­i­tary doctor, he said the area was only 10 min­utes away from the Subang dis­trict po­lice head­quar­ters.

“The lo­ca­tion was rather iso­lated with­out any dwelling, a swampy area sur­rounded by bushes and weeds up to shoul­der level, and next to the road to­wards the in­dus­trial area.

“Upon reach­ing there, the ac­cused whose hands were hand­cuffed to the front was brought out of the ve­hi­cle and led to the swamp; he then said, ‘near here, sir’,” he said at the trial which en­tered its 21st day.

Badrul Hisyam said the foren­sic team de­tected a white and red-coloured drum at the bot­tom of the swamp which was about one-me­tre deep.

“About six mem­bers of the foren­sic team tried to re­trieve the drum but they found it too la­bo­ri­ous as it was very heavy.

“They man­aged to fi­nally get the drum out af­ter ty­ing it with a rope which they then fas­tened to the back of their ve­hi­cle,” he said.

He said the fire­men cut up the side and cen­tre of the drum to see what it con­tained.

“While the side of the drum was be­ing cut up, ce­ment-cov­ered gravel poured out and I could spot a sack mixed with ce­ment in­side the drum.

“Af­ter that the fire­men cut up the cen­tre of the drum and when it was ex­posed, I could see hu­man teeth through the open­ing in the sack,” he said.

Six men – G. Gu­nasekaran, 48, R. Din­ish­waran, 24, A.K. Thi­nesh Ku­mar, 23, M. Vish­wanath, 26, Ni­malan and S. Ravi Chan­daran, 45, stand ac­cused of mur­der­ing Kevin Mo­rais be­tween 7am and 8pm on Sept 4, 2015, along Jalan Du­ta­mas Raya Sen­tul and No. 1 Jalan USJ1/6D, Subang Jaya.

Colonel Dr R. Ku­nasee­garan, 53, who is the first ac­cused faces a charge of abet­ting the six in the mur­der of Kevin Mo­rais at the same place, date and time. – Ber­nama

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