Cops may seek lower charge against warden in tahfiz boy's death

Zikri Kamarulzaman

Modified 11 Jul 2017, 6:33 am

Police may be seeking a lower charge against a warden who is being investigated for murder over the death of tahfiz student Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi.

Deputy inspector-general of police Noor Rashid Ibrahim said this is because a murder charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code may not be possible after an autopsy found that Thaqif had died from leptospirosis, and not due to alleged beatings.

"We can't charge for murder, so we will do an investigation based on this latest development and we will refer to the deputy public prosecutor and possibly suggest lowering the (charge) section to causing injury," he said when met in Bukit Aman today...

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