Home > News > Regional
Saturday June 7, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Saturday June 7, 2014 MYT 8:19:13 AM
A 16-year-old student charged last month with hurling a bicycle wheel from a high floor of an HDB block faces four more charges.
Yesterday, Abdul Hamid Rahmat’s bail was revoked, as he was seen as a “clear danger” to the public.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Goh Yi Ling said the teen re-offended on May 16 when he threw the bicycle wheel from the Eunos Crescent flat.
At the time, he was on police bail for four other “killer litter” offences.
His original charge has been amended to one of causing grievous hurt to Mahani Abdullah, 67, by doing an act so rashly as to endanger life or the personal safety of others.
The wheel had landed on Mahani’s head.
She has been in hospital since then, and has slipped into a coma.
Abdul Hamid is accused of throwing a brick from the 12th floor on Dec 12 and 13.
The second time, the brick hit the hand of a passer-by. On June 22, he allegedly hurled two bricks from the 11th floor of the block.
On Aug 24, he is alleged to have thrown two ceramic tiles from the 11th storey, a 5kg dumbbell from the 13th storey and a water dispenser from the 12th storey.
Goh applied for a short adjournment to get a medical report on Mahani.
Abdul Hamid, who has no lawyer, told the court he intends to plead guilty and has applied for legal aid.
His case has been fixed for a pre-trial conference in a community court on June 17.
The maximum penalty for causing grievous hurt is four years’ jail and a S$10,000 (RM25,686) fine.
For committing a rash act, the maximum penalty is six months’ jail and a S$2,500 (RM6,421) fine. — The Straits Times/ Asia News Network
Tags / Keywords:
Palembang shrouded in worst haze this year
Penang MCA suggests some names for general election
Great ideas from Miri students
Peeking into life at Oxford
Driver in three-storey car plunge on road to recovery
Guatemala's president quits, jailed pending hearing on corruption charges
Trio who abducted teen get life sentence and six strokes of rotan
Stop now or face the law, Zahid warns migrant boat operators
Sabak Bernam boat mishap: Group gathers to identify bodies
U.S. men who thwarted France train attack to be honoured in California parade
TalentCorp turns Malaysia’s brain drain to brain gain
Federer express rushes to third round appointment
Carnival visitors enjoy the best hawker fare Penang has to offer
Fun-filled Matta fair awaits visitors
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)