Stabbing case to be heard on Feb 11


GEORGE TOWN: The case of the woman charged with injuring a Rapid Penang bus captain with a dangerous weapon, has been fixed for case management on Feb 11 by a magistrate’s court here.

Magistrate L. Umma Devi fixed the date for the case against Chong Lan Keow, when it was brought up for mention yesterday.

On Oct 10, last year, Chong, 49, a vegetable delivery woman, was accused of intentionally causing hurt to Aisyamudin Yaacob, 27, with a knife.

She allegedly committed the offence in a Rapid Penang bus in Relau at 6.50am on Oct 6, last year.

The offence under Section 324 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of up to three years or a fine or whipping, or any of the two punishments.

DPP Noor Azura Zulkiflee prosecuted the case, while Chong was represented by Goh Chee Sun from the National Legal Aid Foundation.

In the incident, Aisyamudin was stabbed multiple times in the leg with a sharp weapon by a bus commuter. The stabbing punctured an artery, causing major blood loss.

He managed to hit the panic button to inform the command centre of the attack before losing consciousness. Another Rapid Penang bus driver passing the scene minutes later stopped to help.

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