St James Power Station killing

Fourth man charged with murder

Muhammad Faizal Md Jamal is accused of being part of a group that killed Mr Satheesh Kumar Manogaran at a nightspot early on Sunday morning. He was arrested on Tuesday and charged yesterday
Muhammad Faizal Md Jamal is accused of being part of a group that killed Mr Satheesh Kumar Manogaran at a nightspot early on Sunday morning. He was arrested on Tuesday and charged yesterday. ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

A fourth man was charged in court yesterday with the murder that took place at the St James Power Station on Sunday.

Muhammad Faizal Md Jamal, 22, is accused of being part of a group that killed Mr Satheesh Kumar Manogaran, 35, at the Sentosa Gateway entertainment venue between 5.45am and 6am that day.

Three of his alleged accomplices were hauled to court earlier this week. Shawalludin Sa'adon, 26, a part-time waiter at Postbar - one of the outlets at the nightspot - was charged with murder on Tuesday, while Muhammad Khalid Kamarudin, 21, and Muhammad Hisham Hassan, 27, were charged on Wednesday.

Police said in a statement on Tuesday that after arresting Shawalludin on Sunday, officers established the identities of three other men and nabbed them in an operation the next day.

Muhammad Faizal was arrested on Tuesday.

Four of the five men arrested this week have been charged in court.

Investigations involving the last man are still ongoing.

Preliminary police investigations have shown that the attack took place after a dispute between Mr Satheesh Kumar and an unidentified staff member at Postbar.

Another man was also injured in the attack.

Shawalludin and Muhammad Faizal are unrepresented, while Muhammad Khalid and Muhammad Hisham are represented by lawyer K. Jayakumar.

All four men are now remanded at the Central Police Division and will be back in court next Tuesday.

If convicted of murder, they face the death penalty.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2017, with the headline 'Fourth man charged with murder'. Print Edition | Subscribe