Melaka man claims trial for causing serious hurt to sister-in-law

MELAKA: A 53-year-old claimed trial at the Sessions Court here for allegedly seriously injuring his sister-in-law with a stainless steel walking stick.

The accused Hasnor Jaafar, 53, made his plea before Judge Mohd Sabri Ismail on Thursday (March 30).

Based on the charge sheet, the accused had swung his walking stick towards Khairal Ba'iza Ibrahim, 47, which had caused the latter to suffer a fractured left hand.

The accused was alleged to have committed the offence at house number 9, Jalan CP 1/32 A, Taman Cheng Perdana, Tanjung Minyak here at 5pm on Nov 8, last year.

He was charged under Section 326 of the Penal Code for causing grievous hurt with a weapon, which carries a maximum of 20 years in jail, a fine or whipping upon conviction.

The accused was represented by counsel Mohamed Musthafa.

The counsel told the court that his client was suffering from chronic diabetes and almost had both his legs amputated.

The court was also told the accused had two wives and seven children who were still schooling.

The court granted the accused a bail of RM12,000 with one surety and fixed May 9 as the next mention date.

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