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Lorry driver charged with murder of wife
Published on: Saturday, June 15, 2024
By: Bernama
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Lorry driver charged with murder of wife
Raj being escorted into the court yesterday.
KLANG: A lorry driver was charged in the Magistrate’s Court here Friday with the murder of his wife, who was found with slash wounds on her neck and right hand, last week.

S. Suria Raj, 31, nodded in understanding after the charge against him was read out before Magistrate Siti Zubaidah Mahat.

No plea was recorded as murder cases are under the purview of the High Court.

The man is accused of killing A. Kirshashini, 28, in a bedroom in an apartment in Jalan Palma, Bandar Botanik here, between 6.30 am and 7 am on June 7.

The charge is framed under Section 302 of the Penal Code which provides the death penalty or imprisonment for up to 40 years and 12 strokes of the cane, if not sentenced to death, upon conviction.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurul Jannah Aimi appeared for the prosecution while the accused was not represented.

The court fixed Sept 3 for remention and submission of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and mental health test reports.

The media previously reported that Klang Selatan district police chief ACP Cha Hoong Fong said that the victim was found lying on the bed with slash wounds on the neck and right hand and the suspect was arrested on the same day. 

Meanwhile in Ipoh Magistrate’s Court, a hawker was charged with murdering his wife two days ago.

Wong Chun Foo, 56, nodded when the charge was read out to him before Magistrate S. Punitha, but no plea was recorded as the case falls under the jurisdiction of the High Court.

Wong is accused of causing the death of Yew Mee Foong, 48, in a house at Kampung Simee between 8.30am and 9.00 am on June 12.

The charge framed under Section 302 of the Penal Code, carries the death penalty or imprisonment for 30 to 40 years with a minimum of 12 lashes, upon conviction.

No bail was granted, and the court set Aug 19 for remention.

Deputy public prosecutor Vachitra Wong Rui Fern appeared for the prosecution while Wong was not represented.

Earlier, Ipoh police chief ACP Abang Zainal Abidin Abang Ahmad reportedly said that the victim was found lying in a pool of blood at her home with three stab wounds to the chest and injuries to the head.  

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