Man suspected of killing brother released, given discharge not amounting to acquittal

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Sept 28: A man who is suspected of accidentally killing his brother during a fight was given a discharge not amounting to acquittal by the Magistrate’s Court here today.

The suspect, who is in his 60s, was arrested by the police on September 19 and had been remanded by the police.

The suspect’s remand order expired today and he was brought before Magistrate Zubaidah Sharkawi.

The case was initially investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code. However, Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohamad Aiman Mutallib Mohamad Shariff informed the Court that the police are still investigating the case under Section 326 of the Penal Code.

Therefore, Zubaidah discharged the suspect but not amounting to acquittal on the charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

According to an earlier report, the 49-year-old deceased died from an injury believed to be caused by a sharp weapon by his elder brother. The incident happened at their house in Jalan Landeh Batu, at about 10pm on September 19.

On the day of the incident, the deceased who was in a drunken state brought a weapon said to be a ‘sabit’ to the suspect’s house. The deceased then attacked the suspect.

The suspect grabbed the weapon from the deceased and hurt the deceased. The deceased was rushed to Sarawak General Hospital for further treatment and was later pronounced dead.

The suspect was represented by counsel Russell Lim. — DayakDaily