GEORGE TOWN: The case of four teenage boys and a woman jointly charged with the murder of a hotel employee in Rifle Range, has been postponed to Jan 16 next year by a magistrate’s court here.
Magistrate Muhammad Iz’aan Jasme fixed the date for mention pending the completion of the chemist and post-mortem reports when the case was brought up yesterday.
On July 6, A. Thulasi, 30, E. Vinoth, 25, and four boys, aged 15 to 17, were jointly charged with two others who are still at large with the murder of M. Sathiwill, 20, at a flat in Rifle Range here between 1am and 1pm on June 27.
Thulasi, who was heavily pregnant, was seen waiting calmly for the other accused, who were on their way from the Sungai Petani Juvenile Prison, before the mention date was fixed.
They were charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction. The offence is non-bailable.
It was reported that Sathiwill was found dead, wrapped in a bedsheet with his hands and legs bound with nylon ropes, in a room at his rented flat in Rifle Range at about 9.30am on June 28.
Separately, the court also fixed Jan 17 to mention the case of Mohamad Razman Saini Anuar, 24, and Mohd Yusri Mohamed, 38, who were jointly accused of murdering Lim Kok Boon by hitting him with their helmets.
The date for the case was also fixed pending the completion of the chemist report and post-mortem report.
The two allegedly committed the crime at the rubbish disposal area on the 14th floor of a block of flats in Kampung Melayu, Ayer Itam, at 10.10pm on Sept 22.
They duo were charged under the same section.
It was reported that Lim, a wallpaper shop worker, died on Sept 25 at the Penang Hospital three days after the attack.
The two men were reportedly packing drugs in the 14th floor rubbish room when Lim walked in on them.
They quickly threw away the drugs as they thought Lim was a policeman. They started to attack Lim when they saw that he was someone they knew.