Two face murder charge

KAJANG: A 45-year-old woman and her younger brother are facing the gallows over the murder of her husband of 17 years in a gory plot said to be over the victim’s assets.

GS Angela Dewi, who operates an eatery, and her brother GS Vijaya, 42, were jointly charged at a Magistrate’s Court here with the murder of 59-year-old R. Devarajoo.

The deceased, who was blind, and Angela Dewi were married in 2003.

According to the charge sheet, Angela Dewi and Vijaya allegedly committed the offence between noon and 1pm at a PKNS low-cost housing area in Kampung Baru Sungai Chua here on Oct 1.

Under Section 302 of the Penal Code, the siblings face a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

Deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Hairuliqram Hairuddin appeared for the prosecution while the siblings were unrepresented.

Day in court: (From left) Vijaya and Angela Dewi exiting the courtroom.  — LOW BOON TAT/ The Star.Day in court: (From left) Vijaya and Angela Dewi exiting the courtroom. — LOW BOON TAT/ The Star.

During the proceedings yesterday, the charge was read out to the siblings, who nodded to signal their comprehension. No plea was recorded.

Magistrate Muhammad Noor Firdaus Rosli fixed Dec 21 for mention.

It was reported that the police received a report of a house break-in at Kampung Baru Sungai Chua on Oct 1.

It was said the “assailant” had hit the victim on the head with a hammer during the heist, which resulted in severe injuries.

Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zaid Hassan previously said the victim, who owned a transportation business, had succumbed to his injuries at the hospital on Oct 10.

He said investigations revealed that the murder was over the victim’s assets.

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