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4 boys charged with Nhaveen’s murder

 | June 19, 2017

One teenager was seen sobbing in court while another asked about his mother who was not present.

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Nhaveen-murderGEORGE TOWN: Four teenage boys were charged with the murder of T Nhaveen and causing grievous hurt to T Previin at two separate courts here today.

J Ragesuthan, 18, S Gokulan, 18, and two juveniles, one aged 17 and the other 16, were charged first in the Sessions Court with causing grievous hurt with dangerous weapons on T Previin, 19.

The offence was allegedly committed using crash helmets near the Karpal Singh Learning Centre, Jalan Kaki Bukit, Gelugor, between 11pm and midnight on June 9.

All four pleaded not guilty to the offence before Judge Irwan Suainbon.

DPP Lim Saw Sim told the court the prosecution could only proceed with the trial after receiving the chemist’s and medical reports.

No bail was offered and the court set Aug 21 for mention pending the said reports.

“Since all of you are unrepresented, please go to the Legal Aid Bureau and get a lawyer, do you understand?” Irwan told the accused.

They nodded in acknowledgement.

Before the charge was read out, Gokulan was seen sobbing while being consoled by a brother. His glasses appeared to have been broken.

“Don’t worry, we will be fine, we will find you a good lawyer,” the brother was heard saying to him.

One of the underage accused asked where his mother was, to which a relative replied: “She’s not here, don’t worry she sends her prayers.”

Later, the same four suspects were produced before magistrate Mohamad Amin Shahul Hamid and charged with murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

Their offence was read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code, where a person is liable for the crime committed by several persons, as if the act was done by himself.

The offence was allegedly also committed near the Karpal Singh Learning Centre, Jalan Kaki Bukit, Gelugor between 11pm and midnight on June 9.

When the charge was read out by the court interpreter, the four merely nodded. They were also told there was no bail offered since it was a murder offence.

DPP Nurul Fatin told magistrate Amin that the four had been charged with grievous assault at the Sessions Court, and were awaiting the chemist’s and medical reports.

Amin set Sept 28 for mention.

 

 


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