Drunken threat against family lands factory worker in jail

Drunken threat against family lands factory worker in jail

KUALA LUMPUR - A factory worker, who said he was drunk when he threatened to kill his family, was not spared by the magistrate who jailed him four months.

"I admit I did it. But I was drunk then," said R. Krishna Kumar, 35, when he was read his charge.

Krishna Kumar pleaded guilty to the offence of threatening his family at 12.10am on Oct 6 when he told sister R. Nithya, 32, in Tamil: "I will kill you all. And I can get my friends to kill you too."

The offence took place at their home in the Abdullah Hukum apartments along Jalan Bangsar.

In the statement of facts, Krishna Kumar was said to have returned from work in an inebriated state. He then proceeded to create a ruckus and picked a fight with his elder brother.

He then threatened to kill his family and took a swing at his mother but hit his sister Nithya on the head instead.

Nithya, a student counsellor at a private university, called the police as she was concerned that an untoward incident might take place in view of Krishna Kumar's aggressive behaviour.

In mitigation, Krishna Kumar said he was supporting his family and earned about RM2,000 (S$780) monthly.

He also said he suffered from constant pain due to an earlier accident, which led him to commit the offence.

DPP N. Joy Jothi asked the court for an appropriate sentence.

Magistrate Nurul'Ain Abdul Rahim sentenced Krishna Kumar to four months in prison for the offence under Section 506 of the Penal Code.

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