Crime & Courts

Bangsar brawl main suspect charged with murder

KUALA LUMPUR: The main suspect of a brawl in Bangsar was today charged at the magistrate's court with the murder of a 28-year-old man, three years after he committed the act. 

Syed Kamal Syed Mohamed, a 28-year-old illegal debt collector who stood in the dock, nodded to indicate he understood the charge before magistrate llli Marisqa Khalizan.

However, no plea was recorded from Syed Kamal after the charge was read out as murder cases are under the jurisdiction of the High Court. 

Syed Kamal was accused of murdering M. Sanjeet Kumar, 28, along with three others who have been charged and another who is still at large. 

He had committed the murder at 12.01am at the back lane of Affin Bank, Jalan Telawi 3 in Bangsar on March 13, 2021. 

The offence punishable under Section 302 of the Penal Code, read with Section 34 of the same code, carries a death sentence or a maximum 40 years jail.

If the death sentence is not meted out, there will be not less than 12 strokes of the rotan.

The court fixed July 17 for mention. 

Deputy public prosecutor Hamizah Hisan prosecuted.

On March 13, 2021, Sanjeet was killed while his friend was badly injured in the brawl, which occurred when they were walking towards a parking area to head home after having drinks. 

They were attacked by a group of armed men, who had used helmets, knives and beer bottles. 

Sanjeet had tried to escape after being attacked but failed when he collapsed in front of a 24-hour convenience store. 

His friend, who was slashed with a blade on the face, was in critical condition and received 300 stitches on his face.

On April 13 last year, three men – G. Naresh, 27, V. Pravin, 28, and S. Letchumanan, 30 - were also charged with murder

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