Bangladeshi man charged with murdering countryman in Genting Highlands

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Ashraful Mia was charged, together with another person still at large, with murdering Nazrul Molla at a construction site in Genting Highlands. (Bernama pic)

BENTONG: A Bangladeshi man was charged in the magistrates’ court here with murdering a fellow countryman, whose body was found in a black plastic bag at a construction site in Genting Highlands last month.

Ashraful Mia, 34, nodded after the charge was read out to him before magistrate Nadhratun Naiem Zainan, but no plea was recorded as the case comes under the jurisdiction of the High Court.

The court then set May 15 for the submission of forensic and chemical reports.

Ashraful was charged together with another person still at large with murdering Nazrul Molla, 44, at a construction site in Genting Highlands, between 3pm on March 31 and 8.30am the following day on April 1.

The charge, framed under Section 302 of the Penal Code read together with Section 34 of the same law, provides for the death penalty or imprisonment of up to 40 years, and if the death penalty is not imposed, the convicted person faces no less than 12 strokes of the rotan.

Deputy public prosecutor Zamharir Zuhid prosecuted, while the accused was unrepresented.

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