KEMAMAN: A jobless man who allegedly set a teenage boy on fire has been charged in the magistrates’ court here.
Shaikh Hilman Hakim Shaikh Anuar, 28, nodded after the charge was read out to him but no plea was recorded as the case is under the jurisdiction of the sessions court.
He was accused of deliberately causing grievous hurt to Fiqrie Adam Abdullah, 15, at 3am on July 22 in Kampung Perasing Jaya, near Jabor, Terengganu.
The charge, under Section 326 of the Penal Code, carries a jail term of up to 20 years, a fine or whipping upon conviction.
Magistrate Tengku Eliana Tuan Kamaruzaman fixed Aug 1 to set bail.
The case was prosecuted by deputy public prosecutor Nurhanisah SH Sahul Hamid and the accused was represented by Nurul Farhana Shamsudin.
Earlier, Razman Zalizan and Razif Mohamad, both 20, and Imran Mohamad, 18, pleaded not guilty when they were charged with hurting Fiqrie at the same time, date and place.
They were accused under Section 323 of the Penal Code, read together with Section 34 of the same code, which provides a maximum jail term of a year or up to RM2,000 fine or both, if convicted.
The court fixed Sept 8 for mention and set bail at RM1,800 each for the three accused, and ordered them not to harass the victim and prosecution witnesses.
The case was handled by deputy public prosecutor Nur Azhani Azman, while the three accused were represented by Nurul Farhana.
Fiqrie suffered 40% burns on his neck and back after he was believed to have been set on fire by his friends who had accused him of stealing RM100.