Witness in Kevin Morais trial tells of blood stains on oil drum

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KUALA LUMPUR: A witness in the Antony Kevin Morais murder trial told the High Court today that he saw blood stains on an oil drum filled with cement.

G Gunasekaran said he panicked and shivered when he saw the blood stains.

He was testifying as the 54th prosecution witness.

“I went to my shophouse at USJ 1, Subang Jaya, on Sept 5 last year.

“I saw R Dinishwaran with S Nimalan and S Ravi Chandaran — among the murder accused — by the oil drum.”

He queried them about the blood stain but was told to calm down.

He was replying during examination in chief by deputy public prosecutor Saiful Edris Zainuddin.

“They told me not to interfere,” said Gunasekaran.

He told the court he had gone to the shophouse after Nimalan informed him that someone was causing trouble at the shophouse.

Gunasekaran said he left the scene after what he saw.

Saiful: What happened after you left?

Gunasekaran: I received a call from Dr R Kunasegaran (another of the accused). He asked me where I was.

He met Kunasegaran at a petrol station in Persiaran Kewajipan.

“I told him not to come to my shophouse.”

Answering Saiful, he said he told the doctor about the blood stains.

“Kunasegaran smiled and tried to calm me down.”

Kunasegaran reportedly bought bottles of beer and took him to a Hindu temple in Tanjung Malim.

“During the drive — to the temple — he advised me to ‘stay out’ and not ask what the others were doing.”

He returned to his shophouse later that day. The oil drum was missing and the place had been cleaned.

Gunasekaran was sentenced to two years’ in jail on Tuesday for disposing of Morais’ remains and car.

He was given a reduced charge — causing disappearance of evidence — under Section 201 of the Penal Code.

Gunasekaran was previously charged, along with Dinishwaran, Thinesh Kumar, Ashok Kumar, M Vishwanath, Nimalan and Ravi, with murdering the DPP.

Kunasegaran, a former military doctor, was charged with abetment in the murder.

The trial will continue before Justice Azman Abdullah on Jan 17, 2017.

Gunasekaran will continue his testimony then.