Unemployed man charged with killing mother in Ipoh

IPOH: An unemployed man has been charged with murdering his mother at a house in Bercham here.

KS Sugan, 36, nodded after the charge was read to him in Tamil before Magistrate Siti Nora Sharif.

No plea was recorded as murder cases fall under the jurisdiction of the High Court.

The accused was charged with killing S. Indra, 60, at a house in Taman Restu Jaya, Bercham between 1am and 9.30am on June 12.

The charge, under Section 302 of the Penal Code, carries the death penalty or imprisonment up to 40 years and not less than 12 strokes of the cane upon conviction.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Nuranisah Ismah Muhammad Husaini prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented.

The Magistrate's Court fixed Aug 20 for mention.

The body of the elderly woman was found covered in blood in a house two weeks ago.

The post-mortem examination revealed injuries to the victim's head and neck caused by blunt trauma and the case was classified as murder. – Bernama

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