Kapar MP’s aide murdered

Police say C Nachimuthu, 53, was involved in a quarrel with the man who killed him but a motive has yet to be established

Teoh El Sen and K Pragalath, FMT

An aide to Kapar MP S Manikavasagam was bludgeoned to death today about a kilometre from his home.

C Nachimuthu, 53, was riding his motorcycle this morning when the suspect hit him on the head with a gardening tool.

Bleeding from his wounds, he died on the spot. The suspect was arrested soon after. Nachimuthu had been Manikavasagam’s personal assistant and driver for the past two years.

He lived in Puncak Alam, Shah Alam and was also the Sri Kayangan Resident Association’s chairman. He is married with four children.

According to Manikavasagam (photo), there were previous reports lodged by Nachimuthu against the suspect.

“Nachimuthu had lodged about four police reports but they did not take any action. I want the suspect charged under section 302 of the Penal Code for murder,” said the PKR leader.

Motive yet to extablished

Nachimuthu’s body is currently at the Klang general hospital, said Manikavasagam. A post mortem is expected to be done today.

Meanwhile, a police source close to the investigations told FMT that the suspect was a 43-year-old gardener and was arrested in the area within half an hour.

He said that initial investigations revealed that the two men were involved in a quarrel earlier this morning.

“Insults and vulgarities were apparently hurled. But we’re still trying to ascertain the cause of the fight,” said the source, who did not rule out a possible political motive.

Police said the suspect has confessed to the crime.