Ex-Mo­rais mur­der ac­cused filled drum with ce­ment, court told

The Star Malaysia - - Nation -

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court was told that the for­mer sec­ond ac­cused in the mur­der trial of deputy pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor Datuk Anthony Kevin Mo­rais had filled a drum with ce­ment to the brim.

Sixth ac­cused S. Ni­malan said he was in­formed by G. Gu­nasekaran, also known as “Jay”, that the drum would be used as a park­ing marker for his soon-to-be-opened restau­rant.

He said Jay filled up the drum in front of a shop that was be­ing ren­o­vated as a restau­rant.

At the time, Ni­malan said he was with an­other ac­cused, S. Ravi Chan­daran, who is his un­cle.

Ni­malan said he and Ravi Chan­daran had been hang­ing out at the shop for about half an hour when Jay re­turned to the premises in his Pro­ton Per­dana V6, fol­lowed by a ce­ment truck.

“Af­ter that, the lorry poured ce­ment at the front of the shop and I saw Jay pay­ing the lorry driver.

“The lorry then left the site,” he said dur­ing the ex­am­i­na­tion-in-chief by coun­sel V. Ra­je­hgopal, who is rep­re­sent­ing five of the six ac­cused.

Ni­malan, 25; Ravi Chan­daran, 47; R. Din­ish­waran, 26; A.K. Thi­nesh Ku­mar, 25; M. Vish­wanath, 28; and army pathol­o­gist Kol Dr R. Ku­nasee­garan pleaded not guilty to a charge of mur­der­ing Mo­rais be­tween 7am and 8pm on Sept 4, 2015, while he was on his way from Jalan Du­ta­mas 1, Sen­tul, to No 1 Jalan USJ1/6D, Subang Jaya.

They were charged un­der Sec­tion 302 of the Pe­nal Code, read to­gether with Sec­tion 34 of the same code, which car­ries the manda­tory death sen­tence, upon con­vic­tion.

The trial be­fore Jus­tice Az­man Ab­dul­lah con­tin­ues to­day. — Ber­nama

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