KUALA LUMPUR: The body of Deputy Public Prosecutor Kevin Morais has been claimed from the Hospital Kuala Lumpur mortuary, said Sentul OCPD Asst Comm R. Munusamy.
ACP Munusamy confirmed that Morais’ family members claimed his body from the HKL mortuary at about 11.30am Monday.
“The cause of death has been communicated to family members,” he said when contacted by The Star, while declining to reveal further details.
When contacted, Datuk Richard Morais declined to comment on the matter and did not confirm whether Kevin’s body had been claimed.
The family had refused to claim the body that had been in the mortuary since Sept 16, as they wanted a second autopsy done.
Morais went missing on Sept 4 after leaving his residence in Menara Duta for work in Putrajaya in a grey Proton Perdana.
Several men abducted Morais following a fender bender along Jalan Dutamas during morning rush hour traffic.
A DNA test performed on a body found in a cemented oil drum found in a Subang Jaya swamp on Sept 16 matched that of Morais.
Eight men including an army doctor have been charged over the murder of Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Anthony Kevin Morais.
The eight - G. Gunasegaran, 47, R. Dineshwaran, 23, Thinesh Kumar, 22, M. Viswanath, 25, S. Nirmalan, 22, and S. Ravi Chandran, 44 - allegedly committed the offence between 7am and 9pm on their way from Dutamas, Sentul to USJ1 Subang Jaya on Sept 4.
All six were charged with murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code at the Kuala Lumpur magistrate’s court on Monday.
Army pathologist Col Dr R. Kunaseegaran, 48, was charged with abetting the murder under Section 109 of the Penal Code in the same court.
Additionally, mechanic A. Murugan Arujalan, 44, was charged with abetting Morais’ murder at the Petaling Jaya magistrate’s court.