GEORGE TOWN: Four out of five teenagers remanded in the death of T Nhaveen, who was brutally beaten up and sodomised two weeks ago, will be charged with his murder.
Nhaveen died on Thursday. A post-mortem revealed that he died from blunt-force trauma to his head.
Northeast district police chief ACP Anuar Omar said the fifth suspect would face a charge of causing grievous hurt with dangerous weapons.
“One of the suspects will be called in as a witness for the prosecution and will be released on police bond under Section 118 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
“We expect to charge them in court this afternoon,” he said in a statement to the press today.
The four facing the murder charge will also face a separate charge of causing grievous hurt to Nhaveen’s friend, T Previin, 19.
Nhaveen was assaulted by five youths with crash helmets on June 9.
The five, aged 16 to 19, were remanded for rioting.
Nhaveen suffered internal bleeding and injuries to his abdomen and private parts. He also had cigarette burn marks on his back.
His anus had been penetrated with a blunt object.
He was placed at the brain-related intensive care unit of Penang Hospital.
Previin, on the other hand, survived the ordeal with injuries to his cheekbones and eye.