'They had no right to tie, hit and murder my brother' [NSTTV]

BANGI: The elder brother of Shahril Samad, the victim who was tied up and allegedly beaten to death, said the accused had no right to take away his life despite his past history.

Bursting into tears at the Bandar Baru Bangi Magistrates Court after the five accused were charged with murder, Shah Rizad Samad, 43, said Shahril had no way to defend himself during the time of incident.

Shahril, a self-employed man was killed following a viral video of him being beaten and tied up by a group of food delivery riders at Taman Pelangi Semenyih 2.

"Let the (traffic) police settle the case. Those who hit him had no right to do so. You've tied him then you hit him.

"They tied his hand behind his body, how was he supposed to defend himself?

"They should've given him to the police after tying him up," he said when met by reporters after the court proceedings, here today.

Shah Rizad who was accompanied by his younger brother Shazwan, 27, to witness the court proceedings today said he was satisfied that he could finally see eye to eye with all five of the accused.

He said this was the first time they were allowed to see the accused.

"It is true that I am angry and satisfied to see them the (accused) today.

"As a family, we have been eager to see their faces for quite some time. Today we can see them, and perhaps justice will be served for my late brother," he added, adding that their parents did not have the heart to attend the proceedings.

Shah Rizad said he would personally attend all court proceedings to see justice being served for his late brother.

Shah Rizad said he was the closest to Shahril who is the second of seven siblings.

"He was a reserved person. He is very special. He had never laid his hands on any of us despite his past.

"He is special, never made an enemy of the family and never did us wrong," he said.

Shah Rizad has demanded justice for his brother and did not discount appointing a watching brief to attend the proceedings.

"This is the first step (being charged). We will attend every court proceeding."

Earlier today, five food delivery riders were jointly charged with the murder Shahril on Feb 20.

The accused were Syamsul Qamar Ayob, 40, Mahazir Nordin, 43, Azharul Azuan Mohd Azan, 34, Tengku Izham Tengku Hamid, 22 and Mohd Yuree Ranoff Mohd Bachuri, 41.

No plea was recorded after the charge was read out before Magistrate Nurdiyanah Mohd Nawawi at the Bandar Baru Bangi magistrate's court as the case comes under the jurisdiction of the High Court.

They were charged with murder under Section 302, which, when read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code, makes each of several persons liable for an act done by all in the same way that it would have been done by one person alone.

Under Section 302 of the Penal Code, if found guilty, one shall be punished with death or imprisonment for a term of not less than 30 years but not exceeding 40 years and if not sentenced to death, shall also be punished with whipping of not less than 12 strokes.

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