IPOH: A scrap metal collector was sentenced to death by the High Court here on Friday (Jan 27) after he was found guilty of murdering a man in 2015.
Judge Datuk Anselm Charles Fernandis handed down the sentence on R. Saravanan, 41, after ruling that the prosecution had proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt against the accused.
Saravanan was accused of murdering K. Gobinathan, 44, a security guard, behind Nashmeer Restaurant in Medan Klebang Restu, Chemor between 12pm and 1pm on July 5, 2015.
The charge was framed under Section 302 of the Penal Code which provides for the death penalty, if convicted.
The prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Nurul Wahida Jalaluddin while the accused was represented by lawyer T.Vijayandran.
Saravanan’s family was in tears and also seen hugging him after the verdict was delivered. - Bernama