Court acquits fisherman of voluntarily causing hurt to others

Zamsuri (fourth right), with Shankar (second right) and his family members outside the courtroom.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Nov 30: The Sessions Court here discharged and acquitted a fisherman of charges of voluntarily causing hurt with dangerous weapons.

Zamsuri Tambi, 48, faced two charges of voluntarily causing hurt to two men with dangerous weapons and was called to enter his defence on November 19, 2020.

Sessions Court Judge Dayang Ellyn Narissa heard the evidence of the defence today and found that the defence had raised reasonable doubts in the prosecution’s case and acquitted the accused.

Zamsuri was accused of voluntarily causing hurt to Dupasana@Lupasana Zaiton with a sickle, at Jalan Hashim Jaafar, at about 2.21am on June 2, 2018.


He was charged under Section 324 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum imprisonment term of ten years or with fine or with whipping, or with any two of such punishment, upon conviction.

He was also charged under Section 326 of the Penal Code, for voluntarily caused grievous hurt to Ahmad Nazree Dupasana with a sharp-edged object, at Jalan Hashim Jaafar, at about 2.21am on June 2, 2018.

DPP Ruthra Raj Selvarajoo prosecuted the case while the accused was represented by senior counsel Shankar Ram. — DayakDaily