GEORGE TOWN: The magistrate’s court here today fixed Jan 11 next year for mention of the T. Nhaveen murder case.
Magistrate Mohamad Amin Shahul Hamid fixed the date after Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohamad Syafiq Mohd Sazali told the court that they were still awaiting the chemist report.
He also told the court that they have already obtained the post mortem report.
Only Nhaveen and the accused’s parents were allowed to follow the proceedings while others were asked to leave the courtroom.
Lawyer Datuk Baljit Singh, who represented Nhaveen’s family, told newsmen outside the court that they were disappointed with the delay in obtaining the chemist report.
“What is taking the prosecution so long to obtain the report?
“I hope they will ask the Chemistry Department to look into the matter,” he said.
In the dock were J. Ragesuthan, 18, S. Gokulan, 18, and two juveniles, one aged 17 and the other 16.
They are charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries a mandatory death sentence.
A family member of one of the accused created a ruckus inside the courtroom when she raised her voice at a policeman who politely told her that only the accused’s parents were allowed in sit in the public gallery.
She later threatened press photographers not to take their photos when the case adjourned.
Earlier, the four accused were brought to the Sessions Court for the mention of a case where they were accused of voluntarily causing grevious hurt by dangerous weapons or means to T. Previin, 19.
The accused were seen smiling and greeting their family members.
Judge Irwan Suainbon also fixed Jan 11 for mention after he too was told by the prosecution that they were still awaiting the chemist report.
Datuk Ranjit Singh represented Ragesuthan and Gokulan, while one of the juveniles was represented by Manveer Singh and the other by S. Yagoo.
It was reported that Nhaveen was assaulted by a group of five boys as he was returning home with his friend Previin, on June 9.
Nhaveen died of his injuries at the Penang Hospital on June 16.
His case garnered social media attention, with Malaysians expressing much sympathy towards him and his family.