SHAH ALAM: A 24-year-old marketing executive was charged in a magistrates’ court here with the murder of two teenagers at the Federal Highway eight days ago.
K Devaaswin is said to have killed Muhammad Hafiz Syamir Dzul Asri, 19, and Nur Afiqah Abdul Karm, 18, at KM8.6 of the expressway at about 1.50am on Sept 12.
No plea was recorded before magistrate Nur Faizah Abdul Sani as the lower court has no juridsdiction to try the offence, which carries the death penalty.
The case is expected to be transferred to the High Court for trial later.
Faizah fixed Oct 21 for mention of the case pending the completion of the post-mortem, chemist and Puspakom reports.
R Pushpa and K Tanuja appeared for the accused while deputy public prosecutor Shukor Abu Bakar represented the prosecution.
Pushpa said his client would be remanded in prison since this is a non-bailable offence.
“I have, however, informed the magistrate that Devaaswin must be referred to a doctor because he is not well,” she told reporters after the proceedings.
It was reported that two teenagers were killed after a motorist suspected to be high on drugs and driving against traffic on the Federal Highway ploughed into their car.
The victims, an 18-year-old girl who was driving the car, and a 19-year-old male passenger were heading towards Kuala Lumpur from Klang when the pick-up truck hit them head-on.
Several videos of the incident taken by road users were widely shared on social media following the incident.