2 fined for chilli paste attack on woman

KUALA LUMPUR - Petty trader Muntamah Ahmad Minlon was alone in her parked car when two persons rushed at her and smeared chilli paste on her face.

They then pulled her out of the car and fled in the vehicle, taking with them several items belonging to the woman.

The incident occurred in front of the victim's house in Jalan Badak, off Jalan Yew here, at around 1am on Feb 25.

Yesterday, Muntamah's husband and his second wife were each fined RM500 (S$194) and sentenced to five months' jail for commiting the offence.

Muhammad Ariff Jupirin, 26, also a petty trader, and Srimeirika Iswandy, 24, unemployed, pleaded guilty before magistrate Erry Shahriman to causing injury to Muntamah, 45, by smearing chilli paste that resulted in stinging pain in both her eyes.

The offence, under Section 323 of the Penal Code, carries a jail term of up to a year and a maximum fine of RM2,000, or both.

According to the statement of facts, the duo made off with her business items, passport, driving licence and her daughter's birth certificate.

Both Muhammad Ariff and Srimeirika were unrepresented while deputy public prosecutor Nor Diana Nor Azwa prosecuted.

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