Two friends charged with murder of mechanic

Two friends charged with murder of mechanic

KUANTAN: Two friends were charged in the Magistrates’ Court today with the murder of a mechanic whose body found floating in Tasik Paya Bungor, Gambang, last month.

The accused, D Puhaleandran, 20, and N Sathis Kumar, 27, both nodded to indicate that they understood when the charge read before Magistrate Nurunaim Abdullah.

However, no plea was recorded from both accused who were unemployed as the murder cases fall under the purview of the High Court.

Puhaleandran, from Banting, Selangor, and Sathis Kumar of Maran were charged with murdering A Raju, 39, between 3am and 5am on Oct 18 in a Proton Wira car at Felda Lepar Hilir 3, Gambang.

Deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Muhairi Mohamed Noh prosecuted under Section 302 of the Penal Code which provides for mandatory death sentence, upon conviction.

In the proceeding, the two accused were not represented and Nurunaim set Jan 17 for re-mention.

On Oct 20, Kuantan district police chief ACP Mohamad Noor Yusof Ali confirmed the discovery of Raju’s body found floating with both his hands and legs bound, by water pump maintenance workers at the lake.

The victim was found wearing a red shirt and black jeans and his body was identified by his stepbrother, who said that Raju often commuted from his home in Kampung Sri Jaya, Maran, to Gambang for work.


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