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By Dorcas Ting
KUCHING, Nov 10: The Sessions Court here ordered a man who charged with hurting his wife with a knife to be sent to Kota Sentosa Hospital for observation for a month.
Sessions Court Judge Afidah Abdul Rahman ordered the man, 35, to be referred to a psychiatrist at Kota Sentosa Hospital for observation under Section 324 of the Criminal Procedure Code for a month.
The judge fixed December 21 to hear the psychiatrist report on the accused.
The accused was charged with causing grievous hurt to his wife with a knife, near St Mark Church, Batu Kawah at about 8.30pm on October 21, 2021.
He was charged under Section 326 of the Penal Code and read together with Section 326A of the same Code, which carries a maximum imprisonment term of twenty years and liable to fine or whipping.
According to the facts of the case, the accused asked the victim to meet near the carpark near St Mark Church, Batu Kawah to discuss about their divorce.
The accused allegedly attacked the victim with a knife and fled from the scene.
The victim was injured on the back of her body, her head and her neck.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohamad Aiman Mutalib Mohamad Shariff prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented by counsel. — DayakDaily