Friday October 26, 2012
Man charged with homicide over wife’s death
By NURBAITI HAMDAN
SHAH ALAM: An IT technician, who claimed that his wife fell in the bathroom and fainted, has been charged with culpable homicide over her death.
Mohd Nasri Buyong, 36, looked solemn when he pleaded not guilty before Sessions Court judge Slamat Yahya.
He is alleged to have caused the death of Norhana Mohd Nordin, 39, at their home in Apartment Kiambang Subang, Jalan Metafasa U16/3, Taman Bukit Subang on Oct 13.
The charge under Section 304a of the Penal Code carries a 30-year jail term and fine.
DPP Nor Fazreen Othman said the prosecution was not offering bail on grounds of protection for the accused’s sister-in-law, who is a witness.
“The prosecution is concerned that the accused will harass the deceased’s younger sister,” she said yesterday.
However, she suggested a RM30,000 bail with one surety if the court decided to grant bail.
Mohd Nasri, who was unrepresented, asked for a lower bail amount.
“I have three children. I don’t have a stable job,” said the self-employed man.
Slamat allowed bail at RM20,000 with one surety.
The case is fixed for mention on Dec 3.
It was reported that Mohd Nasri claimed his wife had fallen down in the bathroom before rushing her to the hospital.
He was arrested about 24 hours after reporting at a police station in Taman Bukit Subang near here that his wife had fallen and fainted.
Norhana was rushed to the Sungai Buloh Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The initial post-mortem report stated there were suspicious signs of bruises around the woman’s neck which might have contributed to her death.