Chennai-based Wife of Indian lawyer millionaire missing in Malaysia claims she's broke

Kuala Langat (Malaysia), Sept.17 (ANI): The wife of missing multi-millionaire A. Muthuraja, who had allegedly met the lawyer brothers implicated in the Sosilawati case early this year, claims that only Rs.1, 000 is left in his previously huge account after he came to Banting to meet the two men.

"I don't know where his money went, but I think it must have found its way to Malaysia," the Star quoted S. Usharani, as saying.

She claimed that her husband has left her broke.

"I have nothing. Not even my jewellery," Usharani, 24, lamented when contacted in Chennai on Thursday.

Sources in India, however, said Usharani, a housewife, earned a reasonable monthly sum from the rental of her husband's properties as well as from interest earned on loans he gave out.

Muthuraja, who made his wealth through business, movie financing and real estate, had allegedly gone missing after meeting the brothers on January 18 this year.

Several Indian newspapers are working hard to unravel the mystery behind the movie financier's 10-year friendship with the two Banting lawyers.

Usharani refuted an allegation by Indian businessman V.R. Kannan that the Malaysian police had called her to say Muthuraja had been murdered.

Kannan, who had accompanied Usharani on a trip to Kuala Lumpur from Chennai on September 8 to lodge a report at the Banting police station, had told The Star that the call came to Usharani at about 6.30 p.m. (Malaysian time) on Wednesday.

Usharani retorted: "No one called me. Please do not believe what is being said about my husband."

A journalist with a Chennai-based English daily said speculation was rife that Muthuraja worked as a middleman for business deals between the two brothers and some influential people. (ANI)

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