SELF-MADE COSMETICS MILLIONAIRES
BLUDGEONED TO DEATH, SET ABLAZE AND ASHES INCLUDING
BONE FRAGMENTS SCATTERED IN A RIVER
The grisly murder trial of cosmetics millionaires Datuk Sosilawati and three others commenced last 4th July 2011. The brutal slaughter of the four is one of the most gruesome murders to stun the nation and is probably the worst single incident.
Sosilawati was a self-made millionaires who founded cosmetics company Nouvelle Beauty Centre Sdn Bhd, the retailer of Nouvelles Visages (NV) brand of beauty products. She had embarked on several projects to diversify her business.
Former lawyer PATHMANABHAN A/L NALLIANNEN 41 and his three workers pleaded not guilty to the murders of Sosilawati 47, her financial adviser and CIMB bank officer Noorhisham Mohammad, 38, lawyer Ahmad Kamil Abdul Karim, 32 and her driver Kamarudin Shamsuddin who were reported missing on Aug 30. The lawyer brothers had used their positions as lawyers to allegedly commit a heinous crime.
It is believed the four were held captive at the farm poultry farm, owned by 41-year-old lawyer, they were bludgeoned to death, set ablaze and had their ashes including small bone fragments scattered in a river near Ladang Gadong in Tanjong Sepat near Banting.
Method used to burn Datuk Sosilawati :-
The bodies of cosmetics queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya, 47, her two associates and driver were burnt close to a Hindu crematorium to alleviate suspicion. The killers apparently thought the “cremations” close to the vicinity of a Hindu temple would not attract attention.
Traditional method which originates from India, which deceased burnt using cow dung and petrol. This method can reduce a human body to ashes in between 30 minutes and an hour.
A gas released from the burning cow dung increases the intensity of the fire which reduces the body to ash very quickly, often leaving only the femur (thigh bone) and pelvic bone still intact
Being FRANK: Lawyers from Hell
THE lawyer brothers, the main suspects in the macabre Banting quadruple killings, have been described by fellow legal minds as “audacious and salacious characters” in the practice.
The lawyers claimed the brothers, one a Datuk, were involved in rampant and organised fraud.
They further alleged that the Datuk, 41, and his younger brother, 38, had the services of certain foreign workers as “muscle” when negotiating a deal...
PATHMANABHAN A/L NALLIANNEN - believed to be the key figure behind Sosilawati disappearance.
It is believed the Datuk lawyer in the centre of the hideous quadruple slaughters in Banting has a personal wealth of more than RM100 million.
His younger brother SURENDREN A/L NALLIANNEN who is also a suspect in the killl and burn atrocity could have amassed up to RM20 million, sources said.
The estimated fortunes of the brothers were based on their bank accounts that the authorities know of and the properties they owned. Millions are reportedly in single accounts, said the source. Checks are underway to ascertain if they had parked money in offshore banks.
The brothers own several shophouses and a medical clinic in Banting besides lavish homes, notably their mansion where both of them live. They also have a fleet of high-end luxury cars. The gained their wealth allegedly through money-laundering, obtaining properties illegally and land scams.
It is believed the brothers secured dozens of land grants as collateral in illegal money-lending deals. Caveats on properties were also their way of extorting money, said a source. The source said the lawyers often asked for jewellery as security when giving loans.
It is believed the chief suspect was involved in the disappearance of at least four other missing persons also involved in land deals with the lawyer.
The inference was based on the statements given by the suspects to police that the brothers were involved in several other kill-and-burn kidnap-murder cases. More missing people are coming into the picture:
Mohd Shafiq Abdullah, 37, businessman from Kedah, missing since 8th April 2010, leather-strap wristwatch found in the same farm where Datuk Sosilawati and 3 others were allegedly killed
A Muthuraja, multi-millionaire businessman from India, missing since 18th January 2010