SIBU: A jobless man paid the price for hurting a security guard when he tried to rob him.
Nelson Tungku was sentenced to eight years in jail and two strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court here on Wednesday (April 1).
He pleaded guilty to the charge under Sections 394 and 397 of the Penal Code.
Justice Caroline Bee Majail also ordered Nelson, who is from Julau, to serve the sentence from the date of his arrest on March 21.
According to the police report, Nelson had at about 4.25pm on March 21 seen the security guard, Ingkan Nabau, 66, on duty at the parking lot on Level Three of the central market in Jalan Channel.
Nelson walked up to Ingkan who was sitting in a chair but then the security guard looked behind, causing him to panic and throw a knife at the man.
The knife hit Ingkan's back and the man had to be hospitalised with critical injuries.
Police arrested Nelson on the same day and seized the knife he used.
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