KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (Bernama) -- The officer investigating the death
of K. Sujatha told the Coroner Court today, he did not know why the
actress drank paraquat, a type of weedkiller.
ASP Zulkifeli Pajar told the inquest that investigation revealed
that Sujatha, 28, who died after drinking the weedkiller did it without
the involvement of others.
Kapar MP Manikavasagam’s great stunt in Sujatha’s Suicide claiming to possess irrefutable evidences but he turned out to be a clown in the inquest.
Asked by Deputy Public Prosecutor Geethan Ram Vincent whether he
suspected criminal elements in Sujatha's death, the police officer said
there was none.
Zulkifeli said he went to a condominium unit in Jalan Ipoh where
Sujatha used to stay with brother K. Surenthiran three weeks after her
death but did not find paraquat bottle at the premise.
"Surenthiran told me he threw away the bottle when cleaning up the room."
He told Coroner Mohd Faizi Che Abu that other than taking
photographs, he also took three swabs, a photograph of Maika Holdings
Chief Executive Officer S. Vell Paari and wife and two diaries
belonging to Sujatha.
The three swabs were sent to the Chemical Department to be
analysed and that tests showed that there were no signs of weedkiller
as the room might have been swept clean.
Zulkifeli said Sujatha's other brother K. Ugenthiran was taken to
a hardware shop in Ipoh where the weedkiller was bought but the
shopowner did not recognise him but admitted he sold the same type of
The inquest was ordered after Sujatha's death at Tengku Ampuan
Rahimah Hospital, Klang on June 25, 2007, six days after her admission,
believed after drinking the weedkiller.
Zulkifeli also told the court that Sujatha had a health problem
and often sought treatment for ovarian cyst at Damai Service Hospital.
Cross-examined by lawyer Datuk K. Kumaraendran for Paari,
Zulkifeli said Sujatha's last medical treatment was one week before she
was said to have taken poison.
Coroner Mohd Faizi fixed Aug 25 for further explanation and conclusion on the inquest proceedings.