Indian woman lodges complaint over missing millionaire husband

A woman from Chennai has lodged a complaint with Malaysian police over disappearance of her millionaire husband, who was last known to be in the company of two local ethnic Indian lawyers currently being probed.

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2010, 20:33 PM IST

Kuala Lumpur: A woman from Chennai has
lodged a complaint with Malaysian police over disappearance of
her millionaire husband, who was last known to be in the
company of two local ethnic Indian lawyers currently being
probed for suspected serial killing of four people.

S Usharani had lodged a missing persons report with
police at Banting town on September 8 saying that her husband
Allal Kanthan Muthu Raja, 34, had been missing since January,
according to a local media report.

The report comes amid police`s search for Sosilawati
Lawiya, a local cosmetics businesswoman and three others,
believed to have been killed by the suspects.

Usharani told the New Straits Times that her husband
Allal was lured to Malaysia by the lawyers purportedly for an
urgent business deal.

"They called him in Chennai on January 16 and he took
a flight to Kuala Lumpur the next day," the daily quoted her
as saying.

Usharani said her husband called her after arriving at
the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on January 18 to inform
her that he had arrived safely and was on his way to Banting
with both lawyers.

"We know both the lawyer brothers. Their families had
visited us in Chennai many times and we, too, had visited them
in Banting," she said.

Allal has various business ventures including
jewellery shops, plantations, hotels and restaurants.
He had apparently been partners with the brothers for
almost 10 years, she said, adding he was carrying 18kg of
jewellery and at least Rs 150000 with him.

On January 19, Usharani said she was unable to reach
her husband and was later told by the two lawyers that her
husband had been caught by police for attempting to smuggle
drugs into the country.

She claimed that two men called her and said they were
from the police and demanded she should get one million
ringgit to secure his release.

"They insisted I come personally with the money so
that they would release my husband to me."

Usharani said the two lawyers told her to pay up and
asked her to stop calling them.

"That was when I became suspicious and I came down to
Malaysia. I went to Banting and lodged a missing person`s
report. However, I did not meet the lawyers," she said.

On Sunday, police had revealed that the two lawyers
were also linked to four other businessmen reported missing
over the past year. Allal was one of them while the three
others were said to be local Indians.

-PTI