Altantuya Murder Trial: Blood DNA on Azhar’s Slippers Match Altantuya

5 October 2007
Shah Alam

In the high profile murder trial of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu yesterday, 54-year-old chemist J. Primulapathi testified that the DNA analysis on the bloodstains found on accused Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar’s slippers showed that they belonged to Altantuya.

The slippers were found in Azhar’s Vitara jeep in November 2007.

Primulapathi, the director of the forensic division of the Chemistry Department, was tasked to compare blood samples taken from Altantuya, her parents Setev and Altansetseg, accused Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, accused Azhar, accused political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda and Rohaniza Roslan.

Primulapathi also performed DNA tests on hair samples and swabs taken from the black leather jacket found in Azhar’s Kota Damansara apartment. Comparing the swabs taken from the neck region, armpits and sleeves and the hair samples, he found them to match. He also told the court that the DNA of a piece of skull bone and a dark brownish blood substance belonged to Altantuya.

He did not analyze the other bone fragments obtained from the crime scene other than the skull bone. He also said the hair sample DNA did not match the blood samples of the Setev, Altansetseg, Azilah, Azhar, Razak or Rohaniza.

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