Suspects accused of beating a Four student with rubber pipes and wood in a video clip that went viral in early December.
Three men were charged in the Ayer Keroh Magistrate’s Court yesterday with murdering a 16-year-old boy.
Lorry drivers J Visvanathan, 32; K Shanmuganathan, 35; and N Thiagu, 38, allegedly killed M Arunasalam, 16, at a lorry workshop at Lot 5194 in Jalan PK 42, Krubong industrial zone in Melaka between 5pm and 8pm on Dec 4.
The trio was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code, read with Section 34 of the same code, which carries the death penalty if found guilty.
No plea was recorded from them as the case is under the jurisdiction of the High Court.
Magistrate Norina Maludin set Jan 17 for remention.
Deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Azri Zakaria appeared for the prosecution while Shanmuganathan was represented by counsel Mathan Anandaram.
The other two accused were not represented.
The victim, from Tangkak, Johor, was reportedly found unconscious with severe injuries at a bus stop in Ayer Keroh by two of the suspects and rushed to the Melaka Hospital before being confirmed dead by a medical officer.
Earlier report: Dec 8, Wanted: 3 Suspects over Alleged Abuse of 16-Year-Old Who Died