Published: Thursday July 5, 2012 MYT 4:43:00 PM
Two brothers charged with causing grievous hurt to security guard now in coma
By NURBAITI HAMDAN
SHAH ALAM: Two brothers were hauled to a Sessions Court here on a charge of causing grievous hurt to a security guard who is now in a coma.
Car-towing personnel K. Logesvaran, 20, and technician K. Mahendran, 27, were accused of using a wood log and caused grievous hurt to M. Vimal, 25, at a field near Jalan Bakti Satu 25/15A, Taman Sri Muda in Seksyen 25 here at 5.45pm on June 25.
They were charged under Section 326 of the Penal Code and face a maximum 20 years imprisonment and are liable to a fine or whipping.
Both pleaded not guilty to the charge before judge Latifah Mohd Tahar.
DPP R. Kalaiyarrasi offered bail at RM10,000 with one surety each on grounds that the two were accused of a serious crime.
However, lawyer K. Theivaendran, in mitigation for a lower bail, alleged that the victim had attempted an armed robbery using a knife against the accused's family.
"There was a scuffle. Public members came and there was a mob.
"That's how the victim sustained his injuries. Now the brothers are here to face this charge," he said.
DPP Kalaiyarrasi objected to the lawyer's allegations, saying it has not been established and irrelevant to bail.
"Calling the victim a robber is not a fact. A doctor has confirmed he is in a coma due head trauma. He is hooked on a support machine," she said.
Latifah fixed bail at RM7,000 with one surety each and ordered the brothers to report to the nearest police station monthly.
Logesvaran was also charged separately at a magistrate's court here for causing hurt to an Indian national Jayapal Vaithilingam using a wood log at the same place at 6.30pm on the same day.
He faces a maximum three-year jail or fine or whipping or any two of the sentences upon conviction under Section 324 of the Code.
He was granted bail of RM1,500.
Both cases were fixed for mention at respective courts on Aug 3.