Tuesday, April 23

Court fixed Sept 26 for case management of attempted rape case


Arshad (third right) is walking out from the courtroom.

KOTA KINABALU: The Sessions Court here today fixed September 26 this year for further case management for the case of a man who worked in the security division of a university here, charged with attempting to rape a student.

Judge Ainul Shahrin Mohamed made the decision on Arshad Masdin, 26, at the request of his counsel.

Counsel Shahlan Jufri who represented the accused told the court that they received documents from the prosecution but pending chemistry report.

On July 25, Arshad claimed trial to attempting to rape the 18-year-old woman by taking off her clothes by force.

The alleged offence took place in a room of a university here at 12.30am on July 15.

He faces a charge under Section 376(2)(a) of the Penal Code read together under Section 511 of the same Code, which carries a jail term of up to 15 years, and also liable to whipping, upon conviction.

The trial date was maintained on November 12 and 13 this year and the accused who appeared in court with his family members is currently released on a bail of RM5,000 in a local surety, pending disposal of the case.

Also seen at the court were members of Gabungan Mahasiswa Islam Se-Malaysia (Gamis).