Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Bloodstains linked to bank officer


SHAH ALAM: Bloodstains found on a cricket bat most probably belonged to Noorhisham Mohamad, a bank officer who went missing more than a year ago together with cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and two others, the High Court heard.

Chemistry Department forensic division director Lim Kong Boon, 57, said he had analysed the exhibits he received from investigating officer Asst Supt Mohd Ishak Yaakob.

(On Monday, the chemist testified that he received 98 exhibits from ASP Mohd Ishak, including several zinc sheets, a gunny sack, soil samples and a pair of shoes, on two separate occasions. There were 152 exhibits in total.)

Lim said a common male DNA profile was developed from bloodstains on the bat that matched blood specimen labelled “1/Hisham”.

“The donor of blood specimen ‘1/Hisham’ is Satinah Mokhtar (Noorhisham’s mother), the biological mother of the DNA source identified on the bat,” he said.

The DNA source on the bat also matched three other blood specimens, whose donors were Muhammad Azri Shahzan (“7/Hisham”), Nur Aneesa Salbiah (“8/Hisham”) and Muhammad Faiz Ridzmi (“9/Hisham”) – the children of Noorhisham with his wife Suzana Radin Pangat.

A partial male DNA profile was also developed from bloodstains on a zinc sheet that matched that of Zainab Ahmad, who is the mother of Sosilawati’s driver Kamaruddin Shamsuddin.

Lim further testified that a common male DNA profile developed from bloodstains and tissue on another zinc sheet matched that of Bibi Habibon and Abdul Karim Isa, who are parents of lawyer Ahmad Kamil.

Lim said he also found three unknown male DNA profiles from cigarette butts, hair and bloodstains on a swab. The unknown male sources were identified as Male 1, Male 2 and Male 3.

However, there were no conclusive DNA results obtained from bone samples because they were severely burnt.

“The bones were burnt, (had) turned white and lost all organic matter from the extreme heat,” Lim said.

After the examination and analyses were completed, Lim said the items were sealed and handed over to ASP Mohd Ishak together with a final report.

Lim is the 86th prosecution witness to testify in the trial of former lawyer N. Pathma nabhan, 42, and farm hands Thilaiyalagan, 20, Matan, 21,and Kathavarayan, 31.

The four are charged with the murder of Sosilawati, 47, her driver Kamaruddin, 44, Noorhisham, 38, and lawyer Ahmad Kamil, 32.

They allegedly committed the murders at Lot 2001, Jalan Tanjung Layang, Tanjung Sepat, Banting, between 8.30pm and 9.45pm on Aug 30, 2010.

The hearing continues today.


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