PETALING JAYA – A man was sentenced to four years’ jail by the Sessions Court here today for severely injuring his wife by strangling, punching, kicking and attempting to stab her in the stomach last year.
Judge Azwarnida Affandi handed down the sentence on storekeeper K.Vejeyen, 36, after he changed his plea to guilty when the case came up for mention today.
He was charged with voluntarily causing hurt to factory operator D. Jayasutha, 38, by using a knife as a weapon which could cause death or severe injury at a unit of Persiaran Surian, Pelangi Damansara, Jalan PJU 6A/3A, Damansara here at 8.30 pm on Dec 8, 2017.
The charge, under Section 324 of the Penal Code, punishable under Section 326A of the same code, carries a maximum jail term of 20 years.
According to the facts of the case, the man had gone to his wife’s house, broke the front gate and barged into the house while carrying a knife before a quarrel broke out between them.
Vejeyen had strangled, punched her nose, kicked her chest and tried to stab her in the stomach but failed.
The victim’s scream was heard by her neighbours who later caught the man.
The couple of nine years, who has been living separately, has two children.
DPP Norazalina Razali prosecuted while Vejeyen was unrepresented. – BERNAMA