Accused gets 15 months for grievous hurt
By:Lydia Aman

KUCHING: The Sessions Court here yesterday sentenced a man to 15 months in prison for wounding his younger brother by slicing the victim with a rusted machete.

Accused Doflin, 27, pleaded guilty to one offence under Section 324 of the Penal Code, which was read in conjunction with Section 326A of the Penal Code before Judge Maris Agan.

Maris sentenced the accused to start his jail term from yesterday.

According to the allegations, he used a machete to purposely injure the 23-year-old victim at a residence on Jalan Sungai Apong around 10.45 p.m. on November 14.

Upon conviction he is liable to be punished with imprisonment of up to 10 years or fine or whipping.

According to the facts of the case, during the incident, there was an argument between two of the complainant’s brothers outside their brother’s house.

The source of the dispute that led to the fight between the accused and the victim was dissatisfaction with the past.

As a result of the altercation, the accused entered the house, grabbed a machete, and swung it at the victim, who escaped by shoving the accused away.

The accused fell, got up, and attempted to slash the victim, striking the victim’s left arm.

The fight was eventually broken up by other family members and the victim who suffered a wound on his left arm was then taken to hospital for further treatment.

Concerned for their and other family members’ safety, the complainant, Mark’s younger sister, stepped forward to submit a police report for further action.

The accused was apprehended by police at his home on the same day the event was reported, and a machete was also confiscated.

The initial examination of the accused’s urine revealed that he was not under the influence of drugs.

It is believed that the accused was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the occurrence.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy Public Prosecutor Ruvinasini Pandian while the accused was not represented by a lawyer.

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