Indian millionaire murdered in Malaysia: Police

The mystery over the disappearance of an Indian millionaire since his arrival in Malaysia in January has finally ended, with the police declaring that he was murdered.

Updated: Dec 02, 2010, 21:51 PM IST

Kuala Lumpur: The mystery over the
disappearance of an Indian millionaire since his arrival in
Malaysia in January has finally ended, with the police
declaring that he was murdered.

The Kuala Langat district police, in a letter to the
lawyer of Allal Kanthan Muthuraja`s wife Usharani, said that
the Indian national had been murdered.

35-year-old Muthuraja went missing after coming to
Malaysia on January 18 to meet the two lawyer brothers
implicated in the murders of cosmetics millionaire Sosilawati
Lawiya and her three associates.

According to the district police chief, they had not
found any physical evidence that the victim was at Ladang
Gadong in Banting, where earlier reports had said that he
could have been murdered. The police was still waiting for DNA
results from the chemistry department.

Muthuraja`s wife is to return to Malaysia from Tamil
Nadu soon to file a civil suit against N. Pathmanabhan, 41,
one of the main suspects in the murder of her husband.

Manikavasagam, a local member of parliament, said
Usharani had made the decision after her lawyer received a
letter from the district police confirming that Muthuraja was
murdered.

Police has not made a DNA confirmation as they have
yet to receive blood samples from Muthuraja`s parents to be
compared with bone fragments found at the scene.

The disappearance of Muthuraja`s made headline news
in the local papers for almost three weeks as it emerged after
the gruesome murder of Sosilawati and her aides.

Usharani had lodged a police report on the
disappearance of Muthuraja and his business deal with the two
lawyers in September which gave the police a breakthrough in
their probe into the whereabouts of Sosilawati and her three
aides who were that time reported missing.

PTI