PENANG: Two contract workers charged with the murder of a temple caretaker four years ago had cuts on their wrists when the police arrested them, the High Court heard yesterday.
Investigating officer Asst Supt Yusoff Ujang said Fazil Eusop, 30, and Abdul Hadee Mat Ya, 39, had cuts on both their wrists when police arrested them in two different places on Aug 13, 1999.
Fazil and Abdul Hadee are charged with the murder of Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi temple caretaker Lee Yew Chuan @ Lee Ah Chuan, 63, at the temple premises in Cannon Square between 3.30am and 5pm on Aug 13, 1999.
Counsel R. Palaniappan is representing Fazil while R.S.N. Rayer is representing Abdul Hadee. Deputy Public Prosecutor Adnan Aziz is prosecuting.
Cross-examined by Palaniappan, ASP Yusoff said there was a possibility that a scuffle took place between Lee and Fazil.
Forensic pathologist Dr Bhupinder Singh had testified that Lee sustained 43 stab wounds.
The hearing before Justice Mohd Noor Abdullah continues today.