KUALA LUMPUR – The police are investigating the accident involving a Mitsubishi Triton four-wheeled drive driven against traffic at the Federal Highway under the influence of drugs before ramming into another vehicle causing the death of two teenagers last Sunday as a murder case.
The case that was initially investigated under Section 41 of the Road Transport Act 1987 has now been classified under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
The Shah Alam District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Baharudin Mat Taib said that the investigation on the driver tested positive for ganja is now leaning towards Section 302 of the Penal Code.
“The suspect was remanded for seven days after the incident to assist into investigation. He was brought to the Shah Alam Court again today for an application to extend his remand.
“Senior Deputy Registrar of the Shah Alam High Court, Puan Norliza Hussin approved the extension of remand on the suspect for three more days until this Sunday for further investigation and the case is reclassified under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
“The police would complete the investigation before referring the case to Deputy Public Prosecutor for further instruction,” he said in a statement today.
Two teenagers aged 18 and 19 died during the tragic accident at 2.09 am last Sunday after their Proton Wira Aeroback was rammed by a Mitsubishi Triton driven against the traffic at KM8.5 of the Federal Highway.
Baharudin Mat Taib in a statement on 12 September said that early police investigation at the scene found that the pickup truck was driven dangerously against the traffic by a local man from the Kuala Lumpur direction heading towards Klang.
“The pickup truck then rammed into a Proton Wira driven from Klang toward Kuala Lumpur at the location of incident. The police successfully arrested the Mitsubishi Triton driver who drove against traffic and conducted urine test on him.
“Early urine test found that the pickup truck driver was tested positive of ganja and he has been remanded until 17 September 2021,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette