KOTA KINABALU: A Foreign man was sentenced to 15 months jail by the Magistrate court, today, for beating his wife.
Muktadil Jalani, 25, admitted guilty before Magistrate Jessica Ombou Kakayun for causing injury to his 36 years old wife at Kg. Suang Parai, Menggatal, at 10.00am in 15 October last year.
For the offense, he was charged under Section 323 of the Penal Code which carries the punishment of up to one year jail, or RM2,000 fine, or both.
According to the case fact, the accused slapped his wife once and twice hitting her head.
The incident happened when his wife scolded the accused after she saw him selling planks under their house. Angered by his wife, the accused then injured her and dragged her into their house.
In mitigation, Muktadil pleaded for a lighter sentence and for the prison term to be counted from the date of his arrest.
However, the prosecution insisted for a just punishment to be given.
The court also ordered for the accused to be referred to the Immigration Department upon the completion of his sentence.
Insp. Isfandiar Dr. Japri prosecuted. -SayangSabah