MAN Who Confessed To Killing ‘Lover’ Charged With Murder
A security guard who allegedly confessed to the police that he killed his female colleague last Monday was charged with murder at the Petaling Jaya magistrate’s court this afternoon.
The accused, 37-year-old M. Gunasegaran, is said to have murdered D. Tharani, 35, at the parking lot of the Giant Hypermarket in Kota Damansara on Feb 5 at around 1.50pm.
He was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder, which carries the death sentence upon conviction.
Magistrate Nor Ariffin Hisham presided over the case prosecuted by Deputy Public Prosecutor Fazeedah Faik.
The proceedings were observed by lawyer M. Manoharan, who held a watching brief after being retained by the victim’s family.
The accused had arrived in court at around 11am and appeared calm during the proceedings.
When the charge was read out to Gunasegaran around noon, he nodded to signify he understood.
No plea was recorded and Nor Ariffin set April 13 for case mention, pending the submission of reports related to investigation.
The accused will remain at the Sungai Buloh Prison while awaiting trial.
The victim’s father, M. Devarajoo, 67, and her elder sister, D. Gunawathi, 39, were also present in court.
On February 5, Gunasegaran reportedly drove to the Damansara Police station in Tharani’s Honda City with her body slumped in the front seat, and confessed to killing her.
He was immediately arrested and police also recovered an edged weapon from inside the car.
It is understood the accused had known the victim for about three months prior to the incident.
She had been employed as an administrative clerk at a condominium management office in Kota Damansara where he also worked.