JOHOR BAHRU – Five men, including a 16-year-old, pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here Monday to a charge of raping an under-age girl.
Muhammad Nuzul Ikhram Nurallail, 19, Mohamad Ridzuan Mohd Asri, 19, Muhammad Saiful Fauzi, 18, Muhammad Azlan Md Lazan, 19, and the juvenile, made the plea before Judge Mohamad Haldar Abdul Aziz.
The five men, together with another person still at large, were charged with raping the 14-year-old girl at a public toilet at a recreation park at Taman Setia Tropika, Kempas here between 12.30am and 2am last Sept 30.
They are charged under Section 375B of the Penal Code which carries an imprisonment for up to 30 years, if found guilty.
No bail was offered by the prosecution, which was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Norashikin Ibrahim.
Mohamad Haldar set Dec 30 for mention. – BERNAMA