Ex-MIC leader charged with assaulting teen

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 21 Feb 2004

KUALA LUMPUR: A former MIC central working committee member was charged in a Sessions Court here with assaulting a teenager with a bamboo pole last Friday. 

Loganathan Erulappan, 69, claimed trial to causing grievous hurt to 19-year-old J. Rishan Raj outside a house in Cheras at 9.15pm on Feb 13. 

The retired Telekom employee’s case is scheduled for hearing on Sept 1. 

Judge Akhtar Tahir set bail at RM10,000. 

DPP S. Devanandan had opposed bail as the offence was non-bailable. 

However, counsel V. Ravichandran asked that bail be allowed because his client was suffering from diabetes and heart-related diseases. 

“He has just suffered a stroke and needs to be treated at the hospital once a month. 

“I ask that bail be set at RM5,000 since he is no longer working. His wife is a taxi driver while their only daughter is working as a clerk,” said Ravichandran.  

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