A mother and her two daughters face one charge each of voluntarily causing grievous hurt to a 27-year-old woman after pouring hot water on her.
Haslinda Ismail, 31, her sister Hasniza, 36, and their mother 67-year-old Hasmah Sulong, were hauled to court in January over charges of causing potentially life-threatening burn injuries to Nursadiqah Sanusi at their flat in Woodlands Drive sometime in 2017.
Hasniza is alleged to have poured hot liquids directly onto Nursadiqah’s groin. Court papers did not reveal how Nursadiqah was related to her three alleged attackers.
The cases for sisters Haslinda and Hasniza were adjourned on Thursday (15 March) pending a medical report on Nursadiqah. The pair will be back in court on 26 April.
Josephus Tan of Invictus Law Corporation, who is one of the lawyers representing the trio, told the court that Hasmah’s Institute of Mental Health evaluation is still ongoing. She will be back in court on 22 March.
Under Section 326 of the Penal Code, anyone found guilty of voluntarily causing grievous hurt by using a heated substance can be jailed up to 15 years. They may also be fined or caned, but women cannot be caned.