The T Nhaveen bully-murder case involving four teenagers has been fixed for re-mention on Jan 11.
Magistrate Mohamad Amin Shahul Hamid set the date after deputy public prosecutor Mohamad Syafiq Mohd Sazali told the court that the chemist report was not ready.
Nhaveen’s mother and the families of the four accused were present in court.
On June 19, four teenagers including Form Four and Form Five students, were charged with 18-year-old Nhaveen’s murder.
J Ragesuthen, 18, and S Gokulan, 18, and two other boys allegedly committed the offence between 11pm and midnight near the Karpal Singh Penang Learning Centre in Jalan Kaki Bukit, Gelugor, here, on June 9.
The charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code carries the death sentence on conviction.
Earlier, in the Sessions Court, judge Irwan Suaibon set the same date for re-mention of a case in which the same four teenagers face a charge of voluntarily causing grievous hurt to Nhaveen’s friend, T Preevin, 19.
Deputy public prosecutor Farah Aimy Zainul told the court that she had not received the chemist report.
On June 19, all four accused, currently detained at the juvenile prison in Sungai Petani, were charged with jointly committing the offence between 11pm and midnight near the Karpal Singh Learning Centre in Jalan Kaki Bukit, Gelugor, on June 9.
They were charged under Section 326 of the Penal Code, read with Section 34 of the same Code, which carries a maximum 20 years’ jail and a fine or whipping on conviction.
Meanwhile, counsel Baljit Singh, who held a watching brief for Nhaveen’s family, hoped the court would expedite the case.