Jail, fine for abusing wife

Guilty: Reduan, in handcuffs, seen leaving the courthouse after being jailed three months and fined RM2,000. - Bernama.

KAJANG: The man who was seen abusing his wife in a video that went viral recently was jailed three months and fined RM2,000 by the Magistrate’s Court here.

Magistrate Nik Siti Norazlini Nik Mohamed Faiz handed down the sentence on businessman Reduan Mahamood, 58, after he pleaded guilty to the charge yesterday.

The court ordered the accused to serve his prison sentence from the date of his arrest on Nov 19, and to serve another month in jail if he fails to pay the fine, Bernama reported.

Reduan was charged with voluntarilyy causing hurt to Adrina Mohd Ariff, 45, by hitting and kicking her at their home at Batu 9, Cheras here, at 5.13pm on Nov 14.

The charge framed under Section 323 of the Penal Code provides for a maximum prison sentence of one year, or a fine of up to RM2,000, or both.

The lawyer representing the accused, Mohd Shafiq Ahmed Bazari appealed for a light sentence on the grounds that his client who has two children had repented and promised not to repeat the offence.However, the deputy public prosecutor pressed for a deterrent sentence as a lesson to the accused.

Recently, a 67-second clip on TikTok showed a long-haired man dragging a woman and kicking her on the face and body.

A little girl was also seen crying and apologising to the individual.

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