“Sujatha promised to call me if she needed any help but she never did,” said the businessman, in his 40s, who wished to be known as Selvam.
The 29-year-old woman, who had acted in several Tamil dramas, movies and commercials, died at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang on June 25 of weedkiller poisoning.
Her last acting stint was in local production Noorhalizah, which is due for release in two months.
Selvam asked the police to investigate his allegations.
Sujatha had worked as a personal assistant to S. Vell Paari, the son of MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.
Last week, Vell Pari, the Maika Holdings chief executive officer, had issued a statement that there was no truth in rumours linking him to Sujatha's death.
Yesterday, Parti Keadilan Rakyat supreme council member S. Manikavasagam lodged a police report on behalf of Sujatha's family at the Brickfieds station and appealed to Inspector-General Tan Sri Musa Hassan to form a task force to investigate the case.
The New Straits TimesCop sues Keadilan man, daily for RM10m
KUALA LUMPUR: Sentul police chief ACP K. Kumaran yesterday filed a RM10 million libel suit against a Parti Keadilan Rakyat supreme council member and a Tamil daily.
Kumaran named Keadilan’s S. Manickavasagam, Makkal Osai Sdn Bhd, its managing editor M. Rajintheram and publisher Osai Distributors Sdn Bhd as defendants.
The suit was filed at the High Court registry yesterday.
Kumaran is seeking RM10 million in libel claims, exemplary and aggravated damages and tort for conspiracy.
He is also seeking an injunction barring the defendants from repeating and publishing the libellous claims.
Kumaran, of Puchong, in his statement of claim said Manickavasagam issued a press statement calling on the Inspector-General of Police to form a special team to conduct investigations into S. Vell Paari, the son of MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, and the sudden death of local Tamil actress K. Sujatha, on June 25. She is said to be Vell Paari’s personal assistant.
He claimed that Manickavasagam’s press statement, which was published in the daily, calling for his suspension had been meant to say that he was also involved in the case, and that he allegedly had close relations with Samy Vellu. Kumaran alleged that this had tarnished his reputation.