Manhunt launched for suspect over death of pensioner in Melaka


MELAKA: Melaka police have launched a manhunt for a 27-year-old suspect involved in the death of a pensioner here last month.

Melaka Tengah OCPD Asst Comm Christopher Patit, in a statement on Monday (March 27), identified the suspect as Syafiq Raj, who is a wanted man under Section 307 of the Penal Code.

On March 1, The Star reported that 57-year-old Sa’adon Sahat was allegedly mowed down by two men after the victim asked one of them to turn down the volume of his car's speakers.

The victim and his son had allegedly confronted the two men for causing a nuisance by playing music loudly inside their vehicle at about 2.45am on Feb 27.

The victim’s son alleged that he had initially asked the two to stop playing loud music at a parking bay that is located behind a commercial hub here as the sound was disrupting the peace of the family who is lives in Kampung Padang at Jalan Pokok Mangga here, next to the parking bay.

The two initially left the site, but returned later to continue their antics at the same spot, before ramming the victim with their car, causing him to be dragged for 20m.

The victim succumbed to serious injuries at Melaka Hospital on March 1.

Meanwhile, an Indian national was charged at the Magistrate’s Court at Ayer Keroh for allegedly causing the death of Sa’adon.

S. Logamurugan, 27, was presented before magistrate Sharda Shienha Mohd Suleiman on Monday (March 27).

Based on the charge sheet, the accused, who works as a barber, together with another individual who is still at large, had allegedly caused the death of Sa’adon.

The offence occurred at the back of a building, Jalan PPM4, Plaza Pandan Malim, Melaka Tengah between 2.44am and 3.10am on Feb 27.

The accused was charged for murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

The court also fixed May 10 as the next mention date for the accused, who was unrepresented.

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