Shoe hurled at magistrate

PATNA: An Indian lawyer has been jailed for a month for flinging his shoe at a magistrate who ordered him to stop cross-examining a hostile witness, a court official said yesterday. 

The lawyer, Suresh Prasad, was also fined 1,000 rupees (about RM80) by the court in Patna, capital of India's eastern Bihar state. 

Prasad said the magistrate had angered him by calling him a “fool” for cross-examining the witness. The shoe did not strike the magistrate. – AFP 

Golfer sued for brain damage 

HANOI: The family of a young girl who suffered severe brain damage after being struck by a wayward golf ball has sued the foreigner who hit it for US$50,000 (RM190,000), officials said on Wednesday. 

The 14-year-old girl was hit in February while at a playground near the golf course, said an official from the Bar Association of the southern province of Binh Thuan, 200km north-east of Ho Chi Minh City. 

The local hospital said she had lost 45% of her brain capacity in the accident. – Reuters 

Cop takes naughty pic 

TOKYO: A policeman faces a public nuisance charge after admitting to taking a photograph up a teenage girl's skirt while she was reporting the theft of her bicycle, police said yesterday. 

The girl had noticed the photograph was being taken when the flash of the policeman's digital camera went off, said a spokesman. 

The 42-year-old would also face punishment within the police service, he said. – AFP 

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