Published: Wednesday September 26, 2012 MYT 1:47:00 PM
Indian national gets death for murder of lawyer Anbalagan
By QISHIN TARIQ
SHAH ALAM: An Indian national has been sentenced to death for murdering lawyer Datuk R. Anbalagan last year.
High Court judge Datuk Mohd Sofian Abd Razak ruled that the defence failed to prove provocation as an adequate reason for R. Narayanan's actions.
Although the offence carried a mandatory death penalty, the court allowed the deceased's wife, Thelagam Arumugam, to give her victim impact statement (VIS) in English.
Thelagam, who remained stoic while reading the statement in the court room, was seen sobbing in the compnay of friends and family members after the proceedings.
Narayanan, 24, did not show any response after the VIS was read out.
Anbalagan, 56, was found slashed to death after prayers at the Sri Ramalingesverer temple in Jalan Kebun Baru, Kampung Perepat in Klang at 9.30pm on June 13, 2011.
Narayanan, who worked at Anbalagan's farm, was accused of hacking Anbalagan with a machete.
Narayanan's counsel S Selvam said he would be appealing against the sentence.