Labourer charged with killing trader in Taiping

Back to lock-up: Piter being led away after he was charged with murder in Taiping. — Bernama

TAIPING: A construction worker was charged in the Magistrate’s Court here with the murder of a trader two weeks ago.

No plea was recorded from AS Jhon Piter, 49, after the charge was read out before magistrate R. Prabakaran because the case is under the jurisdiction of the High Court.

He was charged with killing Chor Kok Kuan, 59, on the sidewalk of the food stalls at Pasar Pokok Assam here between 3.30pm and 4.15pm on Sept 12, Bernama reported.

The charge is framed under Section 302 of the Penal Code which provides for the death penalty or imprisonment of between 30 years and 40 years and at least 12 strokes of the cane, if not sentenced to death, upon conviction.

Insp Khoo was the prosecuting officer. The accused was not represented.

The court also set Nov 20 for mention.

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