Policeman jailed two years, fined RM10k for shooting colleague dead

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By William Isau

SIBU, Jan 31: A policeman was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment and fined RM10,000 in default of six months’ jail after he was found guilty by the High Court here for shooting his colleague dead through negligence.

The accused Mohamad Nur Alif Mazlan, 27, was convicted under an amended charge under Section 304A Penal Code from Section 302 of the same code.

Judge Datuk Christopher Chin Soo Yin ordered the accused to serve the sentence from the date of his arrest on May 6, 2021.

During the trial, the court was told that in April 2021, the accused from Negeri Sembilan and two of his colleagues had just reported for duty at the Sibu Jaya Police Station after completing police training.

The trio had rented a house in Permai.

At about 5.45pm on May 6, 2021, the deceased came to the house to have dinner with his colleagues.

Whilst waiting, the deceased and another housemate were playing video games in the sitting room.

Shortly afterwards, the housemate saw the accused exit his room with a pistol before hearing what sounded like a gunshot.

He then saw the deceased was dead and his head was bleeding.

When the housemate questioned the accused on why he had discharged his pistol, the accused said he was unaware that the pistol was loaded with bullets.

The accused then went hysterical and proceeded to clean the said pistol in the kitchen. Later, the housemate witnessed the accused return and remove the video game joystick from the deceased’s grip before placing the cleaned pistol in the right palm of the deceased.

A total of 17 witnesses had testified during the trial.

The accused was represented by his counsel Ranbir Singh while DPP Mark Kenneth Netto appeared for the prosecution. — DayakDaily