Court denies bail for accused in rape case

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 10 May 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ampang Sessions Court has denied bail for a security guard accused of raping, sodomising and performing oral sex on a foreign beautician in March. 

Earlier, counsel Jasbeer Singh, for P. Kumaran, 26, had asked for the court’s discretion to impose “any condition”, including surrendering Kumaran’s passport for bail to be approved. 

“His mother and siblings are willing to bail him out. They are also prepared to adhere to any condition set by the court. The accused will be present at the court each time of trial,” he told judge Datuk Abd Halim Aman.  

On April 23, Kumaran was charged with two others with raping the 30-year-old beautician from India in a hotel room in Bandar Teknologi, Kajang between 3.30am and 5.30am on March 8. 

DPP Azizzul Shariman Mat Yusoff objected to the bail application saying the offence was non-bailable and the court should take into account that the victim was a foreigner. 

He said the prosecution intended to finish the case quickly as the victim had to return to her country. 

The joint trial starts on May 28.  

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