Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Amok dad: Jobless man charged with murder of daughter, causing hurt to two others

The Star, Tuesday February 25, 2014 

KAJANG: A jobless man who was accused of killing his seven-year-old daughter and slashing his two other daughters with a parang was brought before the Magistrate's Court here.

Norazman Mohammad, 43, was charged with murdering Zulaikha, seven, with a parang, three days after she celebrated her birthday.

He was accused under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries a mandatory death sentence, if convicted.

No plea was recorded.

Norazman also faces two additional charges of causing hurt while trying to murder his two other daughters, Maryam, 10, and Liyana, 12.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

This charge under Section 307 of the same act provides a maximum of 20 years' jail upon conviction.
Norazman allegedly committed the offences in a home in Section 4, Bandar Baru Bangi at 4pm on Jan 30.

Earlier, counsel Norain Abu Bakar, who acted for Norazman, applied to the court for her client be sent to Hospital Bahagia in Ulu Kinta, Perak for psychiatric evaluation to determine her client's mental state when the incident happened.

Deputy Public Prosecutor S. Abirami, however, informed the Court that the case would be transferred to the High Court upon obtaining chemist and forensic reports, the prosecution would make an application on the psychiatric examination.

Magistrate A. Jalil Salam Muhammad fixed March 26 for mention pending chemist and forensic reports.

Norazman was charged at the mens' ward in Kajang Hospital on Feb 7 when he was receiving treatment due to a head injury.

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