Kallang slashings: Defence lawyer calls prosecution witness' evidence lies

Kallang slashings: Defence lawyer calls prosecution witness' evidence lies
Hairee Landak, 19, being taken to court where he was charged with the murder of construction worker Shanmuganathan Dillidurai, whose body was found on 30 May 2010 in an open field near Kallang MRT station.

Your evidence is a lie. You are not telling the truth in this court.

That was what a defence lawyer said on Wednesday to 23-year-old Hairee Landak, a key prosecution witness in the 2010 Kallang slashing case.

He is doing time for his role in the rampage.

Fellow Sarawakian Micheal Garing, 25, and Tony Imba, 34, are on trial for murder. A third alleged accomplice, Donny Meluda, is still at large.

During his cross-examination, one of Micheal's lawyers, Mr Ramesh Tiwary, highlighted discrepancies between Hairee's court testimonies and the statements he had earlier given the police.

WAS VICTIM CYCLING OR SITTING DOWN?

In his statement on June 2, 2010, Hairee said that the murder victim, Mr Shanmuganathan Dillidurai, 41, was sitting on the pavement and talking on his mobile phone when he was attacked on May 30, 2010.

But he told the court on Tuesday that the Indian national was riding a bicycle.

When Mr Tiwary grilled him on Wednesday, Hairee said that the police statement was wrong.

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