PETALING JAYA: A fast food restaurant employee was jailed 27 years and ordered to be given 15 strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court here after he pleaded guilty to separate charges of raping and robbing a waitress three years ago.
Judge Nurmala Salim jailed B. Thirunaukarasan 18 years and ordered to be given 10 strokes of the rotan for raping the 23-year-old woman. She also sentenced him to nine years' jail and five strokes of the rotan for the robbery charged. Both sentences are to run consecutively.
Earlier, Thirunaukarasan admitted to raping the victim, who was 20 years old at the time of the incident, in some bushes near an industrial area behind the Summit Hotel in Subang Jaya on Dec 5, 2000, between 5pm and 7pm.
He also pleaded guilty to voluntarily causing hurt while robbing the woman of RM300, a cellular phone worth RM600 and a watch at the same place, date and time.
Thirunaukarasan was represented by K. Kandiah while Deputy Public Prosecutors Nur Izzaini Ishak and Musnaliza Mustaq Khan prosecuted.
According to the statement of facts, the woman was on her way home from work when a man approached her with a knife and demanded money.
When she said she did not have any money, he slit her throat in anger while punching and kicking her several times.
After seeing her clothing stained with blood, he asked the woman to remove it and ordered her to wear his T-shirt.
He then brought the woman to the nearby bushes, where he raped, kicked and slapped her. He even stabbed her head several times when she tried to retaliate.
Thirunaukarasan then seized the woman’s handphone, RM300 cash and her watch.
The woman was later taken by her friend, the complainant, to the University Malaya Medical Centre, where she received nine stitches on her head and treatment for a 12cm slit to her throat.
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