Their loot from rampage? $70 each

Their loot from rampage? $70 each
Trio in Trouble: (From left) Micheal Garin, Hairee Landak and Tony Imba.

He took part in a violent rampage in May 2010 that left three men injured and a fourth dead.

Former cleaner Hairee Landak, 23, told the court on Tuesday that he and the other three attackers shared $70 each as part of their loot from the rampage. Testifying on the eighth day of the murder trial of his fellow Sarawakians, Micheal Garing, 25, and Tony Imba, 34, Hairee said he used his share of the money to buy drinks.

He was sentenced to 33 years in jail and 24 strokes of the cane in January, after pleading guilty to three counts of armed robbery with hurt.

His two alleged accomplices are accused of murdering Indian national Shanmuganathan Dillidurai, 41, sometime between 12.13am and 7.34am at an open field near Kallang Road on May 30.

They are also accused of robbing and assaulting Mr Ang Jun Heng, 22, Mr Sandeep Singh, 27, and Mr Egan Karuppaiah, 42, shortly before that.

A fourth alleged accomplice, Donny Meluda, is still at large. Hairee said he was just following Micheal and Tony before they attacked Mr Shanmuganathan that day.

He added that the Indian national was cycling when Tony elbowed him off his bicycle. And when their victim tried to escape, Tony pulled him towards a grassy area before Micheal came forward and slashed him with a parang.

Just looked on

Hairee admitted to punching Mr Shanmuganathan, but said he just looked on when Micheal later attacked him with the weapon. Tony and Micheal then took the victim's wallet and mobile phone.

The group then walked to a friend's home at Syed Alwi Road in Little India to clean up, he added. Hairee said there was some blood on his clothes which he managed to clean off.

But he did not remember if the clothes worn by his two alleged accomplices had bloodstains.

ashaffiq@sph.com.sg


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