Selangor Journal

Policeman charged with slapping wife’s mother

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 — A police sergeant pleaded not guilty in the Magistrate’s Court today to a charge of voluntarily causing hurt to his mother-in-law by slapping her.

P. Hemaath Kumar, 35, with the Sentul District Police Headquarters, was charged with voluntarily causing hurt to the 63-year-old woman at a house in Bandar Baru Sri Petaling at 9.20pm on June 25.

Under Section 323 of the Penal Code, the charge provides a maximum jail term of one year or a maximum fine of RM2,000 or both if convicted.

Magistrate Atiqah Mohamed @ Mohamad Saim allowed the policeman RM800 bail with one surety and set November 20 for mention.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Nadia Eleena Jamaluddin Akbal prosecuted, while Hemaath Kumar, who had been charged with committing a similar offence on his wife, was represented by lawyer Vinod Sharma.

— Bernama

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