Crime & Courts

Man charged with wife murder using dumbbell

SHAH ALAM: A man was hauled to the magistrate's court today to face a charge of murdering his wife last week.

The accused, Izzat Saat, 38, nodded to indicate he understood the charge after it was read before magistrate Farah Rosnan.

No plea was recorded, as murder cases are under the jurisdiction of the High Court.

The charge read that the accused, who does not have a steady job, had murdered his wife, Nurul Qurraisyia Zulkafli, 33.

Section 302 of the Penal Code carries the death penalty or jail not less than 30 years and a maximum of 40 years with a minimum of 12 strokes of the cane if convicted.

Izzat was accused of committing the offence between 10.30pm and 10.30am between Dec 14 and 16 at a house in Section 32, Shah Alam.

The magistrate has set Feb 19 next year for mention, case management and submissions of chemistry, forensic and post-mortem reports.

The accused arrived at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Court Complex compound at about 9.32am.

He was escorted by policemen from the Shah Alam district police headquarters.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Saidah Fasihah Che Yussoff prosecuted while defence counsel Rezal Mazli Abdul Muin appeared for the accused.

It was reported that the woman had died, believed to have been bashed by her husband with a dumbbell due to jealousy.

The victim, a lecturer at a college in Miri, Sarawak, had returned here for a holiday to attend a family member's wedding,

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