Malaysian court sentences Nepali man to 18 yrs in jail for fatal assault on fellow Nepali worker
A court in Malaysia Thursday sentenced a 25-year-old Nepali man to 18 years in jail for deadly assault on a fellow Nepali worker resulting in latter's death.
A high court in Malaysian city of Shah Alam found cargo worker Bishnu Bahadur Karki guilty of causing the death of his colleague Kiran Bahadur Shrestha, 37, at a container in the compound of Syarikat Jabatan Merah,Lebuh Sultan Hishamuddin, Klang on June 10 last year.
He faced a charge under Section 304 (a) of the Penal Code which provides for a maximum jail of 30 years and fine, according to local newspaper the New Strait Times.
In his judgement, Judge Datuk Akhtar Tahir said Bishnu's action in hitting the victim six times was not a normal attack but aimed at causing death.
According to the Times, the accused was in the container he shared with the victim, when the latter returned drunk and wanted to take a bath.
The victim then told the accused to hand him a soap but the accused refused. The victim became angry and uttered coarse words at the accused and pulled his leg causing him to fall off the bed. The victim proceeded to hit the face and back of the accused using his hands while scolding him.
The accused who was feeling the pain of falling off the bed and being assaulted, reached for a metal rod under the bed and hit the victim's head five to six times before hurling the latter into a drain, the Times reported. Nepalnews.com