Forensic officer: Trace of blood found at Desa Mentari workshop

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 ― The High Court here was told today that a trace of blood belonging to the Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais was found on the toilet door of a workshop at Desa Mentari, Petaling Jaya, where his body and car were kept.

Kuala Lumpur Police Contingent Headquarters forensic officer Sgt Mohammed Dahlan Rase said the trace of blood was found on the lower part of the toilet door.

“The workshop was like a shop house with a small room, a toilet and a space to repair a car. It was quite messy with car components and repair tools.

“I took the blood sample at the door from inside the toilet,” he said during the examination-in-chief by deputy public prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin, in the Kevin Morais' murder trial, which entered it 32nd day today.

Mohammed Dahlan, 54, is the prosecution's 47th witness, who was assigned to trace and collect evidence for the case.

The witness said only one trace of blood was found at the workshop and he took the sample using a swab before he packed it, marked it and handed it over to a police officer known as Insp Affendi.

To Wan Shaharudin's question on how he could ensure that it was a bloodstain, Mohammed Dahlan said he knew it based on his observation and experience in identifying dark red blood.

Earlier, during cross examination on deputy public prosecutor Savinder Singh Jugindar Singh, who is the prosecution's 46th witness, the defence questioned the witness' statement during the previous proceedings that the first accused, Col Dr R. Kunaseegaran, had shown a dissatisfactory reaction against Kevin Morais who had handled his case at the Shah Alam Sessions Court in Selangor.

Lawyer Datuk N. Sivananthan representing Dr Kunaseegaran suggested that the reaction was a normal reaction and asked Savinder whether or not anyone would be happy and thankful when being prosecuted.

Savinder, 27, however, disagreed to Sivanathan's suggestion and during re-examination by Wan Shaharudin, the witness said he knew how to differentiate the reactions of someone who was satisfied, defeated or could not understand the charge.

“However, Dr Kunaseegaran was indeed seen dissatisfied. This is usually the case when he came to the court, but was made to wait. At the cafeteria, he was his normal self.

“The most obvious reaction was when the additional charge was made against Dr Kunaseegaran. He seemed distracted,” he said.

Six men ― G Gunasekaran, 48; R Dinishwaran, 24; A Thinesh Kumar, 23; M Vishwanath, 26; S Nimalan, 23; and S Ravichandaran, 45 ― pleaded not guilty to murdering Kevin Morais between 7am and 8pm on Sept 4, 2015 while he was on his way from Jalan Dutamas Raya Sentul to No 1 Jalan USJ1/6D, Subang Jaya.     

Dr Kunaseegaran, 53, pleaded not guilty to abetting with the six men in the murder of Kevin at the same place, date and time.

The trial before Judge Datuk Azman Abdullah continues tomorrow. ― Bernama

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