Bersatu Youth member, Ahmad Noor Azhar Muhammad has been charged with murder over the death of condominium security guard, Thava Sagayam Santhanasamy who eventually died from injuries sustained in the incident that happened last December.
The 33-year-old was charged this morning (9 Sept) under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries the death sentence upon conviction.
He was accused of murdering Thava, 64, between 8am and 9.30am on the 7th floor of Menara Majestic in Jalan CM Yusuff on 29 December 2020. The victim succumbed to his injuries back in August this year.
According to Malay Mail, no plea was recorded and Magistrate Noor Azreen Liana Mohd Darus fixed 18 October for mention. No bail was offered as murder is a non-bailable offence.
State public prosecutor director Azalina Rashdi prosecuted while the accused was represented by lawyer Ariff Azami Hussein. Also present was M. Kulasegaran, who was appointed to keep a watching brief by the family of the deceased.
The accused was previously charged under Section 335 for voluntarily causing grievous hurt on grave and sudden provocation on January 6.
When met outside the court, Kulasegaran told reporters that the prosecutors have withdrawn the previous charge since they have charged Ahmad Noor with murder.
“We will assist E. Philomena, 59, the wife of the deceased, whose death is unfortunate and attracted so much attention in the country. An innocent man has lost his life for no good reason. Justice must be served,” he added.
To refresh – Thava, who was a condominium security guard here, was attacked by a visitor, reportedly after barring his attacker from using the condo swimming pool in December.
Widely-shared video clips of the incident showed a man approaching the guard aggressively, raising his hands and pointing fingers before slamming a table on the guard who fell on the floor.
The assaulter is seen pacing around the motionless guard while a young child stands nearby. He then leaves the scene after lifting the victim’s head and sees what could be blood below it.