Guard jailed for threatening family

Guard jailed for threatening family

GEORGE TOWN - A security guard was jailed 30 months by a magistrate’s court here for criminal intimidation of his neighbours.

M. Anamalai (pic), 58, pleaded guilty to threatening to rape S. Thanaletchmee’s daughter and to kill her eldest son outside Thanaletchmee’s flat in Bandar Baru Air Itam at about 7pm on Jan 15.

He had originally claimed trial to the offence, which is punishable with a maximum seven years jail term, or a fine, or both, under Section 506 of the Penal Code.

According to the statement of facts, Thanaletchmee, 62, was outside her flat preparing some prayer items when the accused, who lives next door, approached her in an angry manner.

She quickly went into her house and locked the door. Her two daughters were home.

However, Anamalai kept scolding the woman in Tamil and then told her he would rape her (Thanaletchmee’s) daughter when she is on her way to work and kill her son within seven days.

Thanaletchmee lodged a police report.

In mitigation, counsel Sukhindarpal Singh said that at the time of the incident, Anamalai was drunk.

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