Police officer who caused the death of a student to be charged with murder in Ipoh Magistrate’s Court today  


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Attorney General Datuk Ahmad Terrirudin Mohd Salleh

KUALA LUMPUR: A senior police officer alleged to have rammed his car into a motorcycle ridden by a student causing to the latter’s death at Meru, on 15th Dec. 2023 will be charged for murder in Ipoh Magistrate’s Court tomorrow (Monday).

Attorney General, Datuk Ahmad Terrirudin Mohd. Salleh in a statement this evening said, after studying the outcome of the investigation and statements contained in the investigation papers, the department finds sufficient material for a charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

“The Attorney General’s Chambers refers to a traffic accident case on 15th Dec.2023 near Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jati, Jalan Taman Jati, Ipoh, Perak involving a car driven by a senior police officer and a motorcycle ridden by a student aged 17 causing to the latter’s death,” he said.

He added, the magistrate’s court will then fix a date for the case to be transferred to the Ipoh High Court for trial.

The student Muhammad Zaharif Affendi, 17, who was riding a motorcycle, was killed when he was hit by a Perodua Ativa driven by the 44 year old
suspect.

The suspect, a police deputy superintendent stationed at the Kedah police contingent headquarters allegedly left the scene shortly after the accident.

As reported, earlier there was an altercation that took place between the student and the suspect. The student was allegedly revvying his motorcycle engine which caused the suspect’s wrath.

The suspect driving his car allegedly chased the student for almost one kilometre before crashing into him from behind.

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

The suspect allegedly turned back to the location after the accident but left the scene when a crowd build up. He later lodged a police report at the nearby police station as reported by NST.

The suspect was detained and remanded for three days.

Meanwhile, Zaharif’s family expressed hope that the accident which led to the student’s death would be investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder. – Malaysia World News.

 


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