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Malaysian Man Beats Up Newly-Wed Wife For Swimming In A Pool

The accused pleaded not guilty at the Kota Bharu Magistrate's Court in Kelantan on 13 April.

Cover image via N Faizal Ghazali/Malaysiakini & Just Swim

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Mohd Hafizul Muhammad — a 37-year-old trader from Kota Bharu — was charged at the Kota Bharu Magistrate's Court on 13 April for beating up his newly-wed wife of one month

However, the man pleaded not guilty and claimed trial to the charges, reported Harian Metro.

The accused was charged for intentionally causing physical injury to 37-year-old victim Hilwa Muhamad at a home in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan.

The incident took place at 3.30pm on 8 April.

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Hafizul said he had been enraged that his wife had taken a swim at a swimming pool in a resort they visited prior to the incident

The accused was charged under Section 323 and 326a of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt and causing hurt to a spouse, reported Malaysiakini.

Under the first charge, Hafizul could be sentenced up to one year's jail upon conviction, while the second charge could double the penalty of the first charge upon conviction.

Magistrate Kamarul Hasyime Rosli set bail at RM4,000

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Earlier, Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Muhammad Shahril Ramli requested for bail to be set at RM7,000.

The request was made under the condition that the accused would not harass the victim or witnesses involved in the incident.

The case will be re-mentioned next month on 18 May.

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