FOUR men were charged with the murder of polytechnic student Darren Ng Wei Jie yesterday, even as disconsolate mourners bid farewell to the teenager at his funeral.

Three were charged in court while a fourth, who hurt himself trying to flee from police and is now in intensive care, was charged in hospital.

Chen Wei Zhen, 19, Tang Jia Min, 21, Ho Wui Ming, 20, and Edward Tay Wei Loong, 18, were charged with causing the death of Mr Ng, 19, while being members of an unlawful assembly last Saturday. If convicted of murder, the four will be sentenced to death.

The three accused in court were clad in red polo T-shirts and dark shorts.
Chen, a full-time national serviceman, whose name was called first, walked in with a smile. Ho is a private student.

Tang, also a full-time national serviceman, has tattoos on his left arm and leg. He also had what looked like a faint number '3' tattooed on his forehead in between his brows. He wore two small plasters on his left hand. Tay, who is unemployed, was charged in Changi General Hospital.

4 charged with murder