In the High Court yesterday, 28 June, a witness reenacted the moments Navy cadet officer Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain was tortured with a steam iron, with his limbs tied up by his fellow varsity mates over a year ago
"Help! It's hot!" screamed Ahmad Senabil Mohamad, a third-year Human Resource Management student at Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM), according to Bernama.
Ahmad was asked by Deputy Public Prosecutor Othman Abdullah to reenact what he saw in the UPNM hostel last year, where Zulfarhan Osman was tortured with a hot iron.
Upon hearing Ahmad's screams in the witness stand, Zulfarhan's mother was seen choking and crying at the public gallery
Ahmad's screams of "Allahuakhbar" and "Astaghfirullahalazim" was heard by the victim's and the suspects' families, the media, and the public following the proceedings.
It was the 12th day of the trial yesterday.
Ahmad recalled that he had gone to Zulfarhan's room after hearing that the victim allegedly stole a laptop
Zulfarhan was asked several questions by Abdoul Hakeem Mohd Ali, the sixth suspect before being punched in his stomach twice. He was accused to have "twisted his replies". The punches were followed by another suspect, Muhammad Danial Firdaus Azmir.
According to Ahmad, Abdoul continued to hit Zulfarhan after ordering him to take off his pants. Abdoul also hit him with a shirt hanger after more than 10 individuals entered the room. Danial then hit Zulfarhan with a trash spade while others punched and kicked him.
theSun reported Ahmad as saying that although Zulfarhan admitted to taking the laptop during the beating, Abdoul and Danial continued assaulting him.
However, Ahmad's claim was never substantiated that the late Navy cadet officer indeed stole a laptop.
Previously, Zulfarhan's parents vowed to take legal action against UPNM over the death of their son:
13 UPNM students, who were not charged in the case and would serve as witnesses, are allowed to resume their studies: