SHAH ALAM, Oct 26 (Bernama) -- One of two youths sentenced to seven
years jail when they pleaded guilty to disposal of evidence in the
murders of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three
others, has filed an appeal against his conviction and sentence.
Nineteen-year-old K. Saravanan's appeal was made via law firm Messrs A S
Dhaliwal at the Shah Alam High Court Criminal registry here Tuesday
On Oct 15, the former mechanic and V. Suresh, 26, received the jail sentence from the magistrate's court in Teluk Datuk.
In the notice of appeal, Saravanan said he was dissatisfied with the decision of the magistrate, Hurman Hussain.
Both Saravanan and Suresh were each charged with seven counts of disposing of evidence, under Section 201 of the Penal Code.
Hurman sentenced them to seven years' jail on each count to be served
concurrently, from the date of their arrest on Sept 9, this year.
They were among eight people detained by police between Sept 9 and 12,
in connection with the disappearance of Sosilawati and three others on
Aug 30, this year.
Saravanan was charged with disposing the evidence by burning the
remains of Sosilawati, 47, CIMB bank officer Noorhisham Mohammad, 38,
lawyer Ahmad Kamil Abdul Karim, 32, and Sosilawati's driver, Kamaruddin
The bodies of the four victims were burnt at Lot No 2001, Jalan Tanjung
Layang, Tanjung Sepat, Banting, between 8.30pm and 9.45pm on Aug 30.
Suresh was charged with disposing of evidence by throwing the ashes of
the four bodies at Sungai Panchau, Jalan Morib Banting, between 8am and
10am on Aug 31, this year.
On Oct 13, lawyer N. Patmanabhan and three farm workers, T.
Thilaiyalagan, 19, R. Matan, 20, and R. Khatavarayan, 30, were charged
at the same court with murdering Sosilawati, Noorhisham, Ahmad Kamil and
The court set Dec 16 for mention of the murder case, pending the chemistry and other relevant reports.
Counsel Avtar Singh Dhaliwal said no date was set by the High Court to hear the matter.
He told Bernama that he filed the appeal on the instruction of Saravanan's family.