Sujatha Suicide: Paari Says He Never Had Sex With Sujatha|
Contributed by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 17 @ 10:57:10 CDT
KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 (Bernama) -- Maika Holdings Bhd chief executive
officer Vell Paari told the coroner's court here Tuesday that he never
had sex with his personal assistant K. Sujatha.
He said his relationship with her was close and normally when he
visited Sujatha at her condominium unit in Jalan Ipoh, it was for
official reasons and if there were functions there.
He said he never paid her casual visits.
Paari, 46, also admitted that Sujatha had visited him at home on numerous occassions and both of them had gone out for dinners.
"Sujatha had accompanied me for official and family functions," he said.
Replying to Deputy Public Prosecutor Geethan Ram Vincent who
assisted Magistrate Mohd Fauzi Che Abu who acted as coroner, Paari said
he had accompanied Sujatha twice to India where she sought medical
He also said Sujatha and her father and two brothers had accompanied him in a visit to Australia.
Paari, who is MIC presdident Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu's son, said
he had funded Sujatha to pursue her diploma and masters in commerce.
Yesterday, Paari told the coroner he had also funded Sujatha's brothers for their studies in Australia.
He was testifying at the inquest into the death of Sujatha, 28,
who died at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang on June 25,
2007, four days after her admission for allegedly drinking weedkiller.
Paari also said he paid RM220,000 in cash for the codominium unit
where Sujatha had stayed and stood as a guarantor for a bank loan
amounting to RM200,000.
Paari added he also stood as a guarantor for a loan on the Mazda
RX8 used by Sujatha. "I also had stood as guarantor for four to five of
my staff," he added.
Paari said he and his family were shocked that Sujatha had
committed suicide and at one time, she had related to him about her
family problem in 1998.
He added he did not suspect any foul play in Sujatha's death.
To a question why he lied in a media statement a day after
Sujatha's death where he allegedly said his personal assistant died due
to ovarian cyst, Paari said:
"Two of her brothers requested me not to reveal the actual cause
of death. They said the public will have perception that Sujatha had
committed suicide and wanted her name not to be damaged in anyway,"
Paari also said the request not to have a post-mortem performed on
Sujatha's body did not come from him but he had overheard her family
members discussing it.
He said he attended Sujatha's funeral and cremation ceremony in Ipoh a day after her death.
On a photograph of his wedding dinner found in Sujatha's room,
Paari said his assistant had asked for it. He said he had the
photograph on his table in his office and it was intact when he gave it
Geethan tendered the pasted back photograph as an exibit.
Replying to counsel Datuk K. Kumaraendran who represented him and
Sujatha's family, Paari said Sujatha's relationship with his wife,
Shaila Nair, was good and they used go out together.
He also said that besides Sujatha and her brothers' education, he
had also supported the staff at Maika and Tamil Nesan pursue their
education locally and overseas.
"I had assisted in their medical bills, even paid downpayment to their houses," he added.
He said Sujatha also had assisted him in overseeing his business interests in India and Australia.
The hearing continues tomorrow.
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