Man who surrendered with woman's body in car charged with murder

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A man who surrendered at the Damansara police station with the body of a woman in his car last week, was today charged in the Magistrate’s Court in Petaling Jaya with murder.

M Gunasegaran, 37, a security guard, was charged with murdering D Tharani, 35, who was a clerk at the place he was working, at the car park of the Giant supermarket in Kota Damansara at 1.50 pm last Feb 5.

However, no plea was recorded after the charge was read out before Magistrate Nor Ariffin Hisham as the case is under the jurisdiction of the High Court.

The charge, under Section 302 of the Penal Code, provides the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

The court fixed April 13 for a mention.

Deputy public prosecutor Fazeedah Faik prosecuted, while Gunasegaran was unrepresented.

Lawyer M Manoharan held a watching brief for the victim’s family.

-- Bernama

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