BANTING, Sept 28 (Bernama) -- S. Usharani, the wife of Indian
businessman A. Muthuraja who went missing in Malaysia in January, was at
the Kuala Langat district police headquarters Tuesday for nine hours to
continue giving her statement on her missing husband.
Usharani, 24, arrived at the police station at 9am accompanied by an unidentified man.
She told reporters later that her objective in coming to Malaysia was to
help the police investigation into her missing husband and nothing
"I do not harbour any interest in the property owned by my husband, and only hope that the police can find him," she said.
She said she would continue giving her statement over the next two days.
"I have also been asked to come back to Malaysia to be a key witness if
the case comes to court," she said, adding that she would be returning
to Chennai, India, soon.
She dismissed rumours that a third party had sponsored her flight
ticket to come to Malaysia and wanted the media to stop speculating on
Usharani had lodged a police report on her missing husband on Sept 8
and had given a statement at the same police station on Sept 23.
Police are trying to establish whether the suspects held in connection
with the Banting murders are also linked to the disappearance of
The Banting murders refers to the deaths of cosmetics millionaire Datuk
Sosilawati Lawiya, 47, her driver Kamaruddin Shamsudin, 44, lawyer
Ahmad Kamil Abdul Karim, 32, and CIMB Bank officer Noorhisham Mohammad,
38, who went missing after going to Banting, Selangor, over a land deal.
Police found out that the four had been killed, their bodies burnt and
the ashes thrown into rivers in the vicinity of Ladang Gadong near
Banting, and arrested eight suspects to help in the investigation into
Also on Tuesday, four women and a man, believed to be employees of the
law firm of one of the suspects, were seen entering the firm at 11.15am
along with four police officers.
They left the premises at 12.50pm, carrying with them several stacks of files in three vehicles.
Meanwhile, a check by Bernama at Ladang Gadong revealed the absence of
police guarding the main entrance to the farm where calmness prevailed.
It was understood that the police forensics team was not at the farm to gather fresh evidence.
The Malay Mail
More evidence found within Banting 'killing field'
But police remain tight-lipped over new discoveries
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
Police today confirmed they have found
more new evidence within the ‘killing field’ of beauty products
millionaire, Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and her three associates at the
Ladang Gadong poultry farm in Tanjung Sepat, near Banting.
Federal CID chief Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin, said besides the two
graves and bone fragments discovered within the compound previously,
there have been many new evidence and leads which could be linked to the
quadruple murders; the missing Sungai Petani contractor and
businessman, 37-year-old Shafik Abdullah and his unidentified friend, as
well as missing Indian millionaire A. Muthuraja.
“All of the cases are being investigated Under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder and also missing persons.
"We will be visiting some other places that we believe are connected
to the said cases. This will be based on the evidence and leads that
we've gathered from the investigation,” said Mohd Bakri after attending
the Hari Raya open house at Kuala Lumpur police contingent headquarters
He, however, declined to elaborate on the new discoveries. He only
said police are on the right track, and that investigation is showing
positive progress based on statements from witnesses as well as evidence
collected from many of the suspected crime spots around the area.
“The investigation paper was given back to us after the
Attorney-General wanted us to further update and 'tighten' the
investigation,” he said.
Mohd Bakri said the outcome of the investigation paper will be
discussed with the A-G in the next two to three days before submitting
to the prosecution.
On the DNA results, Mohd Bakri said they are still waiting for the
report on the analysis. Although the process may be complicated, police
would not pressure the pathologist and the chemistry lab.
“We will not pressure them to hurry their analysis of the bone
fragments as this has to be conducted properly and carefully. There is
no rush and we have to give them time,” he said.*******The StarMillionaire’s siblings looking for answers
By WANI MUTHIAH and A RUBAN firstname.lastname@example.org
KLANG: The siblings of Indian millionaire businessman A.
Muthuraja, 37, are leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to locate
their missing brother. Yesterday, Muthuraja’s brothers Vijay
Subramaniam, 34, and Dr Kasi Viswanathan, 32, visited the hotel where
Muthuraja stayed when he arrived here on Jan 18.
Files removed: A worker from the suspects’ law firm loading files into a car boot while a policeman (hidden) looks on.
Dr Kasi said records show Muthuraja had checked into the hotel in Jalan Bukit Bintang at 11.25am on Jan 18. Vijay and Dr Kasi say they will remain in the country until they find out what happened to their brother. They said they started to look for him several days after his disappearance but were taken for a ride by several people. “First
it was a business associate of Muthuraja’s called Elil who put us in
touch with two so-called Malaysian police officers,” said Vijay. He said he must have spoken to them about 100 times in January and February from Sudan where he runs a used garment business. “They asked for money every time they called and said my brother was under detention for smuggling ketamine,” Vijay added. Muthuraja’s family is said to have paid Elil about RM60,000 out of the RM80,000 demanded for Muthuraja’s purported release. A
family friend connected them with an Indian businessman who said he
could help them. The family allegedly paid the businessman about
RM40,000 through the family friend. Meanwhile, Muthuraja’s second wife S. Usharani reiterated she has no vested interest in wanting to find her husband. She said that her millionaire husband’s life was more important than his property. Usharani
said this to reporters yesterday after going to the Kuala Langat police
headquarters to provide more information on the disappearance of
Muthuraja. Usharani was seen entering the police headquarters at 9am and left nine hours later with an unidentified man. Meanwhile,
workers from the suspects’ law firm were seen carrying several bundles
of files to their cars. Police were present and did not stop them.****