Vijay Emergency charged for murdering engineer

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The police escort the accused, Vijay Emergency (Vijayan Palaniyappan) to the Sepang Magistrate Court to be charged for murdering and torching a site engineer on 28 October. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 10 NOVEMBER 2020.
The police escort the accused, Vijay Emergency (Vijayan Palaniyappan) to the Sepang Magistrate Court to be charged for murdering and torching a site engineer on 28 October. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 10 NOVEMBER 2020.

By Kumara Sabapatty

SEPANG – Local Indian artist, Vijay Emergency is brought to the Sepang Magistrate Court for murdering and torching a site engineer, who is also his close acquaintance in Sepang on 28 October.

The accused, Vijayan Palaniyappan, who is also a 42-year-old businessman was charged for committing murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code and could face the death penalty upon conviction.

The accused nodded in understanding before Magistrate Ayuni Nur Izzaty Sulaiman after the charges were read to him. However, no plea was recorded as the case is under the jurisdiction of the High Court.

According to the charge paper, Palaniappan was charged for murdering Seri Ganis Kanapathy Pillay Krishnan, 42 on 28 October between 2.38 am and 4.50 am at an area next to Jalan Airport City 2, Airport Business Centre Kota Warisan, Sepang.

He was brought to the court around 8.45am with his hands cuffed and clad in the orange lockup shirt. He was seen to be whispering an elderly couple believed to be his family members from the accused dock before the court commenced.

Deputy Public Prosecutor, Nasharina Nazlan led the prosecution while the accused was unrepresented.

Ayuni Nur Izzaty then fixed 8 February 2021 for the mention of the case and to get forensic and DNA reports submission.

On 28 October, the Sepang District Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusoff said that the suspect, who is the close friend of the victim was arrested and the case was classified as murder. He added that the case would be investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

In a separate statement yesterday, the Selangor Criminal Investigation Department Chief, Senior Assistant Commissioner Datuk Fadzil Ahmat said that the motive of the incident was closely related to property investment and insurance between the suspect and the victim where the suspect wanted to profit from it.

The main suspect was arrested at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital at around 4.30 pm while getting treatment due to burns at both his arms and left calf due to the crime.

In a statement on 30 October, Fadzil verified that the autopsy conducted on the victim by the Forensic unit of the Serdang Hospital found that the victim passed away due to serious injuries on his body and neck after being slashed by sharp weapon before being torched together with a Toyota Harrier registered under the victim.

On 4 November, the DNA test confirmed that the charred body is the site engineer and owner of the vehicle torched together at a bush near the Salak Tinggi ERL Station next to Jalan Airport City 2, Airport City Business Centre Kota Warisan.

Public witnesses who live nearby the area claimed that they heard a loud explosion before they called the 999 emergency hotline.

Firefighters from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) arrived at the scene at 4.47 am and put out the fire before finding a 90 percent charred body at the driver’s seat.

Police investigation at the crime scene also found burnt marks at about 10 metres from the vehicle. –MalaysiaGazette

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