Bilal gets 12 years' jail, RM10,000 fine for chopping off ex-wife's wrist

MUHAMMAD YUSRI MUZAMIR

GEORGE TOWN: A bilal was sentenced to 12 years’ jail and fined RM10,000 by the Sessions Court today for voluntarily causing grevious hurt to his ex-wife two weeks ago.

Judge Norsalha Hamzah sentenced Muhammad Ashraf Kames Abdullah, 39, after he pleaded guilty.

She also ordered him to serve six months’ jail if he failed to pay the fine.

“The court has taken into consideration your mitigation. However, this is a serious offence and the court hopes it will not recur,” she said.

The jail term begins from the date of arrest, Aug 12,

Ashraf pleaded guilty to using a knife to attack Nur Syamira Muhammad Thandayu Thapani, 24, at the carpark of the Bayu Nyaman Flats here about 12.55am on Aug 12.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Noor Azura Zulkiflee prosecuted while Ashraf was represented by counsel M. Puveneswaran.

Earlier, Puvaneswaran urged the court to impose a light sentence saying his client had pleaded guilty and thus saved the court’s time and cost.

“More importantly, he regretted his action and has promised not to repeat the offence.

“He works as a shop assistant at the Batu Lanchang market here and has four people who are dependent on him, two of whom are disabled. My client has also been divorced from his ex-wife,” he said.

It was reported that the accused was extremely jealous and angry when his ex-wife decided to continue her studies at a medical college.

He then attacked her after accusing her of having an affair with a man for the past two years.

He had chopped off her left wrist. She also fractured her right leg in the attack.

Doctors successfully reattached the left wrist in a marathon 15-hour operation at the Penang Hospital. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd