Published: Friday October 19, 2012 MYT 6:04:00 PM
Updated: Friday October 19, 2012 MYT 6:27:49 PM
Painter gets six years jail for death of Nepalese man
SEREMBAN: A painter was sentenced to six years jail by the Sessions Court here Friday after he pleaded guilty to causing the death of a Nepalese man in Rantau here, last year.
Judge Datin Nursinah Adzmi also ordered R.Jayaganesan, 26 to serve the sentence from the day of his arrest, which is also the day of the incident.
Jayaganesan was charged with causing the death of Prem Bahadur Tamang, 32 during a robbery which occurred in Jalan Ulu Kanchong, KM8 Jalan Tampin, Rantau, at about 8.40pm on Oct 13 last year under Section 304 (b) of the Penal Code which carries a maximum jail term of 10 years or fines or both upon conviction.
His accomplice, P.Balan, however, was sentenced to only six months' jail after he pleaded guilty to robbing the victim of his cash of RM4,000 at the same time and location.
Balan, a lorry driver, was charged under Section 392 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum jail term of 14 years and fines or whipping, upon conviction.
According to the facts of case submitted by DPP Muhammad Abu Hassan Ramli, both the accused had planned to rob the victim, who is also their co-worker entrusted to keep the money from the sales of the company's seafood products.
On the day of the incident, Balan was driving the lorry with the victim onboard, while Jayaganesan was trailing them on a motorcycle.
When Balan stopped the lorry at the location to enable the victim to answer nature's call, Jayaganesan approached the victim and hit him on the head using a wooden stick before taking the cash from his pocket.
Balan then took the victim to Lukut health clinic in Port Dickson, before he was referred to Tuanku Jaafar Hospital here for further treatment.
However, the victim succumbed to his head injuries the following day.
Jeyaganesan was represented by lawyer G. Subramaniam Nair, while Balan by Sharif Mohamed. - Bernama