Nhaveen murder: Lawyer ‘no longer representing’ 4 suspects
V. Parthipan said when contacted that he had not received new instructions from his clients.
“Now that it is going to be a murder case, it is more serious. So at the moment, I am not acting for them,” he said yesterday. The fifth suspect was unrepresented.
Parthipan was also not present at a magistrate’s court yesterday when two of the suspects were remanded over a separate case.
The suspects, aged 16 and 17, arrived at 11.25am. They lifted their orange lock-up shirts and bowed their heads to hide their faces.
Police were seeking a remand order so the suspects could shed light on the alleged extortion and beating of another 19-year-old youth, who made a police report on May 5 but withdrew it three hours later.
Deputy magistrate’s court registrar Ahmad Tajudin Zain issued each suspect with a four-day remand order until Monday. – The Star