Two charged over multiple offences


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 10 Aug 2003

BY PARVEEN GILL

PETALING JAYA: An unemployed man and a teenager were charged in a magistrate's court yesterday with robbery, attempted abduction, kidnapping for ransom and rape – all on the same day. 

Civajanam Subramaniam, 24, and his 15-year-old accomplice, whose name was withheld by the court, faced charges for the offences committed on July 17 at five separate locations involving three victims. 

In the first charge, they were accused of robbing phone salesman Low Chew Chuan, 20, at knife-point at a shop in Jalan SP 2/2, Subang Perdana, at 4pm.  

Both accused were also jointly charged for allegedly attempting to kidnap a 25-year-old sales assistant, in order to subject her to grievous hurt or slavery. 

The offence allegedly took place at 9.50pm, near a supermarket on Jalan Sungai Buloh in Kuala Selangor. 

The two accused also faced charges of robbing, abducting for ransom and raping a 19-year-old employee of a traditional medical centre. 

They had allegedly robbed the girl of her gold chain and watch, along Bt 16, Sungai Pelong at 10pm. 

About half an hour later, they allegedly abducted her with the intention of demanding RM10,000 in ransom. The incident was said to have occurred at Bt 16, Jalan Sungai Buloh in Kuala Selangor. 

Both accused were also charged with raping the teenager between 11.30pm on July 17 and 2.30am on July 18, in a car in Jalan Alfa 9/5, Kampung Baru Subang 2. 

No plea was recorded from both accused for the charge of kidnapping for ransom pending a transfer of the case to the Shah Alam High Court. 

Civajanam pleaded guilty to the other charges. The court set Oct 9 for sentencing.  

The teenaged accused claimed trial to the other charges and was ordered to be detained at the Kajang Prison, pending mention of the case on Oct 9.  

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