Vegetable seller jailed two years for stabbing ex-employer


KUALA LUMPUR: A vegetable seller who stabbed his former employer on the head with a machete in protest over the latter’s action in slapping him for being rude to a colleague was sentenced to two years in prison by the Sessions Court here.

Judge Datuk Nu'aman Mahmud Zuhudi handed down the sentence on E. Thomas Gabriel Gomez, 22, who pleaded guilty to the charge on Monday (Aug 15).

He was charged with voluntarily causing grievous hurt with a dangerous weapon on A. Utaiya Sangkar, 33, at the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market here at 11pm last July 23.

The charge, under Section 326 of the Penal Code, provides an imprisonment for up to 20 years and liable to fine or whipping, if found guilty.

Gomez was ordered to serve the jail sentence from the date of his arrest, which was last July 24.

Deputy public prosecutor Abdul Khaliq Nazeri prosecuted, while the accused was represented by lawyer K. Komagen. - Bernama

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