SUNGAI PETANI: A pharmacy assistant at a private hospital was charged at a Magistrate’s Court here Wednesday (Nov 29) with causing the death of her younger disabled sister.
Nur Syuhaidah Mohd Sani, 36, only nodded in understanding after the charges were read against her before Magistrate Khairatul Animah Jelani.
According to the charge sheet, the accused is alleged to have deliberately caused the death of Nur Fatin, 29, at a house in Residensi Prima Puteri Jaya, between 5.30pm on Nov 6 and 11.30am on Nov 20.
The accused is charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code which provides a death penalty or up to 40 years imprisonment, and no less than 12 strokes of the cane.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Amirul Halimi Md Salleh appeared for the prosecution, while the accused was not represented.
No bail was offered to the accused and the court fixed Jan 31 for re-mention, pending the chemical and post-mortem reports.
Previously, the media reported that a disabled woman was found dead in a room she rented with her sister in Bandar Puteri Jaya, here, on Nov 20. - Bernama