Police Officer charged with murder of a student in Ipoh

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IPOH: Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohd. Nazri Abdul Razak, 44, who was alleged to have been involved in the death of a form five student last Friday was charged with murder in the Magistrate’s Court here today.

The accused Mohd. Nazri who works at the Kedah Police Contingent Headquarters was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code which brings to a death sentence or jail until 40 years and a minimum of 12 strokes if found guilty.

However, there was no plea recorded from the accused after the charge was read in front of Magistrate S. Punitha.

According to the charge, the Staff Officer Serious Crime Branch (D9) Criminal Investigation Department, Kedah was alleged murder for causing the death of Muhammad Zaharif Affendi Muhd Zamrie, 17.

The offence was alleged to have been committed at Jalan Taman Jati 1, near Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Jati, Ipoh between 12.05 and 12.40 noon on 15th December 2023.

The prosecuting team consists of Deputy Public Prosecutor, Azlina Rasdi, Khairul Azreeem Mamat, Wan Azimah Yaacob, Afzainizam Abdul Azizz, Saiful Akmal Moh. Said, Nasrul Hadi Abdul Ghani, JS Geetha and Low Qin Hui.

Meanwhile, Loi Yap Loong is the lawyer for the accused.

The proceeding which took only five minutes did not offer any bail to the accused and the court had fixed 7th February 2024 for the case to be mentioned again while waiting for the chemist’s report.

The accused arrived at the court around 9.00 am wearing a white T-shirt, with a black cloth covering his head while both his hands were handcuffed and heavily guarded by the police.

As reported the incident happened at 12.30 noon involving a Perodua Ativa car driven by the accused and a Yamaha motorcycle ridden by the victim.

 In the incident, Muhammad Zaharif who was a Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) candidate of SMK Jati died at the scene after his motorcycle was chased and hit from the back by the car driven by the accused.  

It was also reported that before the incident happened, there was an altercation that took place between the victim and the suspect. The student was allegedly revving his motorcycle engine which caused the suspect’s wrath.

The suspect`s car had allegedly chased the student for almost one kilometer before crashing into him from behind.

The high impact caused Zaharif to fall and was dragged almost five metres. He died at the scene.

The post-mortem conducted by the Raja Permaisuri Bainun (HRPB) Ipoh found that the cause of the victim’s death was due to injuries in the chest and abdomen as a result of the traffic accident. – Malaysia World News



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