NST, April 22 2009
R. Kavitha being led into the courtroom
yesterday. She had claimed that she was held hostage in her house while
her husband was being murdered.
SHAH ALAM: The widow of murdered contractor S. Sivanathan, who
was slashed while asleep in his home in February, claimed trial at the
High Court yesterday to abetting in his murder.
R. Kavitha, 31, a housewife and part-time
insurance agent, was said to have abetted by helping television cable
installer L. Vasanthakumar, 22, and labourer R. Rathakrishnan, 20,
enter her home and ordering them to kill her husband.
The alleged offence occurred in Kavitha's home at 22, Lorong Batu Nilam 17E, Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2 here at 9am on Feb 22.
Vasanthakumar and Ratha-krishnan also claimed trial in the same court to murdering Sivanthan, 31 at the same time and place.
Judicial commissioner Datuk Mohd Yazid Mustafa fixed May 28 for mention.
Kavitha, Vasanthakumar and Rathakrishnan were first charged
at the Klang magistrate's court on March 16. Their cases were then
transferred to the High Court here.
According media to reports, Kavitha had claimed she was held hostage in
a room in her house with their 3-year-old daughter during the incident.
Deputy public prosecutor Hidayatul Syuhada Shamsudin prosecuted while
Kavitha was represented by T. Vijayandran. V. Rajehgopal and V. Ayasamy
represented Vasanthakmuar and Rathakrishnan, respectively.