Court grants Sungai Teraban homicide accused time to seek embassy help

|     Fadley Faisal     |

A CASE involving a Bangladeshi man charged with culpable homicide has been adjourned after the High Court yesterday agreed to grant the defendant time to secure assistance from the Bangladeshi Embassy.

Kausar Uddin faces life in jail for allegedly committing culpable homicide after causing the death of his 24-year-old countryman sometime between May 27 and 28, 2016 in the vicinity of Kampong Sungai Teraban in the Belait District.

Chief Justice Dato Seri Paduka Steven Chong fixed August 8, 2019 for further mention of the case, which is being prosecuted by Deputy Public Prosecutors Dayangku Didi-Nuraza binti Pengiran Haji Abdul Latiff and Hajah Siti Mu’izzah binti Haji Sabli.

The defendant was arrested in 2016 with the cooperation of the Royal Malaysia Police after Brunei’s Magistrate’s Court issued an out-of-jurisdiction arrest warrant.

Kausar Uddin was apprehended in Miri, Sarawak for an immigration offence and was handed over to the Royal Brunei Police Force at the Sungai Tujoh border at 3.54pm on December 27, 2016.

At 11.20am on May 28, 2016, officers from the Kuala Belait Police Station discovered a car with blood stains behind an old clinic in Kampong Sungai Teraban.

The officers found the body of a foreigner in the bushes nearby following a search of the area.