Murder In Tahfiz School Fire Case Transferred To High Court
Last update: 03/01/2018
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 (Bernama) -- The Magistrate's Court here today transferred to the High Court, the case of two 16-year-old boys charged with the murder of 21 students and two teachers of Pusat Tahfiz Darul Ittifaqiyah last September by allegedly setting fire to the religious residential school.
Magistrate Siti Radziah Kamarudin made the decision after the case was mentioned in court where she allowed the application by deputy public prosecutors Nordin Ismail and Nurakmal Farhan Aziz under Section 177A of the Criminal Procedure Code to transfer the case to the High Court.
However, no date was set for case mention at the High Court.
The two teenagers are accused of murdering the 23 individuals between 4.15am and 6.45am on Sept 14, 2017 at Pusat Tahfiz Darul Ittifaqiyah, Jalan Keramat Hujung, Kampung Datuk Keramat, here.
The two, represented by lawyers Haijan Omar and Joanne Chua, were charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code read together with Section 34, which provides for the mandatory death sentence, upon conviction.....