BANTING MURDERS: Lawyers' nine dogs put down
The dogs at the poultry farm in Sungai Gadung were aggressive and had attacked other farm animals. — NST picture by Rosdan Wahid
Nine pedigree dogs, belonging to the lawyer brothers
from here, were put to sleep by Kuala Langat District Council officers
Six Rottweilers, two Dalmations and a bulldog were put down by
lethal tranquilisers at the poultry farm in Sungai Gadung, believed to
the scene of a quadruple murder.
The officers were seen entering the farm at 8.15am and left about two hours later with the carcasses in a pick-up lorry.
According to sources, since the murders were uncovered, the
hungry dogs which were left unattended became aggressive and attacked
other animals in the farm, such as goats, ducks and chickens.
The source said police had told the district council to catch the
dogs but the team despatched to the area decided to put the dogs down
as they were aggressive.
The carcasses were taken to the Sungai Sedu landfill in Telok Datuk, near here, to be buried.
Meanwhile, scores of local and foreign tourists on their way to a
nearby longan farm and curious onlookers tried to get into the farm
where the murders allegedly took place.
They were, however, turned away by policemen.
Longan farm owner Lim Soon Beng, 40, said he had lost thousands of
ringgit since the entrance to his 6ha farm was sealed to give way to
"I have been losing between RM2,000 and RM3,000 a day as my
produce could not be transported out and tourists were stopped from
entering the farm."
The two lawyer brothers, aged 41 and 38,
from here, and five others were detained to facilitate investigations
into the murders of Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya, 47, her driver Kamaruddin
Shansudin, 44, banker Noorhisham Mohammad, 38, and lawyer Ahmad Kamil
Abdul Karim, 32.
The four were killed and burnt and their ashes scattered in rivers.
Police have found bone fragments, a cricket bat and a knife after searching the rivers.
The bone fragments have been sent to the Chemistry Department for DNA analysis and the results are expected this week.
Sosilawati, the founder of the Nouvelles Visages beauty line, and her
three aides were believed to have met one of the lawyers before they
disappeared on Aug 30.
They were allegedly murdered at the farm belonging to the lawyer. The farm has, among others, a clubhouse, chalet and an office.
Two teams are carrying out the investigations, one on the quadruple
murder and the other on the disappearance of three people and the
murder of a housewife.
****The StarMonday September 20, 2010
Man wanted to end ties with lawyer brothers
KLANG: Indian millionaire A. Muthuraja was slowly
distancing himself from the two lawyer brothers implicated in the Datuk
Sosilawati Lawiya murder when he went missing, said his second wife S.
Usharani. She said her husband had told her that he was not comfortable being around them anymore. “I
asked him why he wanted to end his long friendship with the brothers
and he told me it was the right thing to do. He also said that he now
had a child to worry about,’’ said Usharani when contacted in Chennai. Usharani said Muthuraja did not give details on this but merely said he did not like some of the things that were going on. Muthuraja
disappeared on Jan 18 after coming to Malaysia to see the two brothers.
They had apparently insisted he came down for at least one day. Meanwhile,
journalists in India who have been going all-out to unravel the mystery
behind Muthuraja’s disappearance said the brothers had business links
in India. “They have very strong links with important people and
politicians here,’’ said Chennai-based Sun TV special correspondent Rama
Selvaraj. Another Chennai-based journalist, who declined to be
named, said it is also believed that the brothers had substantial
properties in the Namakkal district in Tamil Nadu. One of the
brother’s wife, a qualified medical doctor, is from Namakkal and goes
by a different name in Malaysia, said the journalist. It is believed that the woman had been practising medicine illegally in Malaysia and the brothers also own a clinic in Banting. Coincidentally, the woman’s father had also been reported missing for the last eight years. “He
took a train from Salem to Chennai and was never seen after that. Given
the current turn of events, everyone here is speculating that his
disappearance could also be linked to the lawyers,’’ said the
journalist.*****The Staronday September 20, 2010
Millionaire ‘gold digger’
Reports by WANI MUTHIAH, LOH FOON FONG, STEVEN DANIEL, FARIK ZOLKEPLI, M. SIVANANTHA SHARMA and TAN SIN CHOW
A full-fledged catfight is threatening to explode between missing
Indian millionaire A. Muthuraja’s two wives with both accusing each
other of only wanting their husband’s assets. His first wife, teacher M. Ramalakshmi accused his other wife S. Usharani of having married Muthuraja for his money. “She’s always talking about money and property when interviewed by the media,” said Ramalakshmi. Usharani, meanwhile, criticised Ramalakshmi for only speaking up now instead of when their husband first disappeared. Muthuraja
went missing after meeting the two lawyer brothers who are the main
suspects in the murder of Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others. “Where was she all this while?” Usharani said, adding that she was feeling lost without Muthuraja. However, Ramalakshmi said she only knew her husband was missing and had another wife recently. “No
one told me anything,’’ said Ramalakshmi, adding that she was estranged
from her husband because his family believed she had brought him bad
luck. Both Ramalakshmi and Usharani, who spoke in a telephone
interview from Tirunelveli and Chennai, Tamil Nadu, respectively also
said that they were prepared to come to Malaysia to look for Muthuraja. “I am looking for a safe place for my daughter to live in before coming to Malaysia to talk to the police,” said Usharani. She added that she would also be seeing Kapar MP S. Manikavasagam who has promised to help her. Ramalakshmi said she would be willing to come to Malaysia, too. “I am a simple village girl and may not be able to face the challenges alone,” she added. When contacted, Manikavasagam confirmed he would be meeting Usharani when she comes to Malaysia. “I’ll be speaking with her to see how we can help her,” he said.*******The StarSosilawati murder: DNA analyses take time, says chemist
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): DNA analyses to identify victims
in criminal cases can be a painstaking process and need time to
complete, Chemistry Department director-general N. Hithaya Jeevan said.
He said this include the murders of cosmetics millionaire Datuk
Sosilawati Lawiya and three others. "We expect that the process can be
completed in the near future. However, we cannot provide any time frame
when we can hand over the results to the police. "The time taken to complete the DNA profiling depends on the amount of samples available," he said told Bernama. Sosilawati,
47, her driver Kamaruddin Shamsuddin, 44, lawyer Ahmad Kamil Abdul
Karim, 32, and CIMB Bank officer Noorhisham Mohammad, 38, went missing
on Aug 30 after they went to Banting in Selangor over a land deal. Police
found out that the four were killed, their bodies burnt and the ashes
thrown into rivers near Ladang Gadong, Tanjung Sepat, near Banting. Police
forensic unit found bone fragments and hair samples believed to be
connected to the murders and sent them to the Chemistry Department for
analysis last week. Hithaya Jeevan said the department
previously handled difficult cases which took them sometime to complete,
including the murder Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaariibuu and the
murder of information technology analyst Canny Ong. The department has a strength of six forensic experts.*****