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SIBU, April 1: An unemployed man was sentenced to eight years’ jail and two strokes of the rotan today after pleading guilty to voluntarily hurting a security guard during a robbery attempt.
Sessions Court Judge Caroline Bee Majail ordered the accused Nelson Tungku from Rumah Gramong Pasir Putih Agam Tiga, Julau to serve the sentence from the date of his arrest, March 21.
Nelson was charged under Section 394 and 397 of the Penal Code.
According to the police report, at about 4.25pm on March 21, the accused saw the security guard, 66, on duty at Level 3 of the Central Market here where the car parks are situated.
He approached the victim who was seated from behind so as to rob him. However the guard had glanced to the back, causing the accused to panic and subsequenty thrust a sharp object into the victim’s back.
The victim was hospitalised with a critical injury to his back.
Later that same day, police arrested the accused and seized a knife which was believed to have been used to injure the victim. — DayakDaily