Man who put nephew in washing machine jailed for two months

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  • Friday, 09 Nov 2018

KUALA KUBU BARU (Bernama): A salesman who put his three-year-old nephew in a washing machine at a self-service launderette in Bukit Sentosa, Rawang, was sentenced to two months' jail by the magistrate's court here for endangering the child's life.

Sessions Court judge Azmil Muntapha Abas, sitting as a magistrate, handed down the sentence on Muhammad Irwan Abdul Jalil, 27, after the man changed his plea to guilty on Friday.

He had pleaded not guilty when charged with the offence on Oct 9.

Muhammad Irwan, who is divorced, was ordered to serve the jail sentence from the date of his arrest on Oct 3.

Before handing down the sentence, judge Azmil Muntapha told Muhammad Irwan that his action put the boy's life in danger.

He also asked whether Muhammad Irwan had apologised to his sister, who is the boy's mother, for his action. The accused said he had.

According to the charge sheet, Muhammad Irwan endangered his nephew's life by putting the boy in a washing machine at a self-service launderette at Section BS1, Bandar Bukit Sentosa, Hulu Selangor, at 12.30 am last Oct 2.

The charge was made under Section 336 of the Penal Code, which provides imprisonment up to three months, or a maximum fine of RM500, or both, upon conviction.

Earlier during mitigation, Muhammad Irwan, who was unrepresented, said he earned RM1,000 a month and was supporting his mother and youngest sibling.

Deputy public prosecutor Khairulazhwa Yusrie Mohamad prosecuted. - Bernama

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