KUALA LUMPUR (Bern): A man was sentenced to 18 years in prison and five cane shots by the Session Court here Friday (June 21) to cause injury to a woman bank manager in stealing her at an MRT station back in February 14
Judge Mahyon Talib applied the punishment to G. Thinathayaalan, 26, after he was found guilty of causing injuries by committing a robbery.
"After hearing the allegations of both parties, the Court determined that the accused did not raise reasonable doubts and the prosecution was able to prove the case beyond any reasonable doubt," she said after the accused gave her defense statement at the bank of the defendants.
The court ordered the defendant, who worked as an air conditioner soldier, to serve a prison sentence from the date of his arrest on Feb. 18.
Thinathayaalan was accused of stealing 48-year-old bank manager Lee Meei Shan from her ID card, driver's license, two bank cards, two bank credit cards and RM400 cash, causing damage to her in the MRT station lift in Taman Mutiara. at 6:45 p.m., on February 14.
He has been charged under Section 394 of the Penal Code and punishable under the same section which provides for maximum detention of up to 20 years and will be subject to fine and whipping by conviction.
Earlier, Deputy District Attorney Nurliyana Mohd Jafri pressed for a fair punishment to serve as a lesson in the face of the seriousness of the offense.
"In this case, the accused had injured the victim, which resulted in bruises on the head, face and body, and she also suffered trauma after the incident.
She said the accused acted ruthlessly and that the incident gained much public attention after a video became viral on social media.
However, Thinathayaalan, who was not represented, appealed for leniency. – Bernama