Accused admits dumping cement-filled drum into pond

The remains of deputy public prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais were found stuffed inside a sack and cemented in a drum dumped into a swamp in Subang Jaya.

KUALA LUMPUR: The sixth accused in the murder case of deputy public prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais told the High Court here today that he and his uncle dumped a heavy drum into a pond in Subang Jaya, Selangor, on Sept 5, 2015.

S Nimalan, 25, said he and his uncle, S Ravi Chandaran, had gone to throw away the drum after they were ordered by the former accused, who had been acquitted, G Gunsekaran, better known as Jay.

“Ravi told me that Jay had informed him the drum could not be used any more. Jay told Ravi to throw the drum away,” he said when cross-examined by the lead counsel V Rajehgopal on the 12th day of the trial.

He said at that time, the drum was in front of a shop which was undergoing renovation and it was fully filled with cement by Jay earlier.

“I asked Ravi how to carry it as the drum was very heavy. Ravi told me to go to a shop nearby to get a forklift,” he said. Not long after that, a man came driving a forklift and lifted the drum into a Mitsubishi Triton

Nimalan said later Ravi Chandaran called him to come along to throw away the drum at a location about 10 minutes’ drive from Jay’s shop.

To a question by Rajehgopal on the location to dump the drum, he said it was near a Chinese primary school and there was a rubbish dump as well as a pond.

“After stopping the vehicle, we both got down and pushed the drum out of the vehicle to a spot beside the pond,” he said and they both later returned to Jay’s shop.

The media had earlier reported the body of Kevin Morais was found stuffed inside a sack and cemented in a drum, which was dumped into a swamp located at USJ1 , Persiaran Subang Mewah, Subang Jaya.

R Dinishwaran, AK Thinesh Kumar, M Vishwanath; Nimalan, Ravi Chandaran, and military doctor Colonel Dr Kunaseegaran, have pleaded not guilty to murdering Kevin Morais on the way from Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur to No.1, Jalan USJ 1/6D, Subang Jaya between 7am and 8pm on Sept 4, 2015 under Section 302 of the Penal Code, and read together with Section 34 of the same code, which carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.

At the proceeding today, the five accused, Dinishwaran, 26, Thinesh Kumar, 25, Vishwanath; 28, Nimalan and Ravi Chandaran, 47, were represented by Rajehgopal.

Kunaseegaran, 55, was represented by N Sivananthan and prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Saiful Edris Zainuddin.

The trial before Judge Azman Abdullah will resume on July 23.