Kevin Morais: Six charged with murder, two with abetment

Kevin Morais: Six charged with murder, two with abetment
Murugan is accused of committing the offence on Sept 4, 2015 between 9.30am to 8pm. - Astro AWANI/Shahir Omar
PETALING JAYA: Eight men were charged in two separate courts today with the murder of deputy public prosecutor, Anthony Kevin Morais, whose body was found in a cement-filled barrel in Subang Jaya earlier this month.

Dr Kunasegaran Ragavanaidu, 52, who is believed to be the main suspect, was charged with abetment under Section 109 and 302 of the Penal Code.

Gunasekaran Govindan, 47, Dinishwaran Raman, 23, Thinesh Kumar Ashok Kumar, 22, Vishwanath Sasikaran, 22, and Ravi Chandran Subramaniam, 44, were accused of murdering Kevin Morais on September 4, 2015 between 7am and 8pm.

They were charged under Section 302 and Section 34 of the Penal Code.

No plea was recorded when they were charged before Magistrate Siti Radziah Kamarudin.

Deputy public prosecutor, Datuk Abdul Razak Musa, who led the prosecution team together with Muhd Dusuki Mokhtar and Manoj Kurup, had applied for a two month relief pending the chemist and post-mortem reports.

Siti Radziah then fixed the case to be rementioned on November 30.

Meanwhile Murugan Arujalan , 44, was charged with abetment at the Petaling Jaya magistrate’s court under Section 109 and 302 of the Penal Code before Magistrate Ahmad Solihin Abd Wahid.

Both offences carry the death penalty upon conviction.

He is accused of committing the offence on Sept 4, 2015 between 9.30am and 8pm at 20, Desa Mentari, Petaling Jaya.

The prosecution was led by deputy public prosecutor Ishak Mohd Yusoff who also applied for a two month relief pending the chemist and post-mortem reports.

Ahmad Solihin then fixed the case to be rementioned on November 26.

On Sept 16, police found Kevin Morais’ body in a cement-filled barrel that was dumped in Jalan Subang 3 in USJ.

The suspect, who was unrepresented,  was brought to court at 10am.