By John Isaac
A MAN from Kampung Tambirat Hilir, Kuching who pleaded guilty to injuring his girlfriend, was fined RM1,500 in default three months’ jail by the Magistrates’ Court here today.
Magistrate Zaiton Anuar meted out the sentence on the 29-year-old man after he pleaded guilty to the charge under Section 323 of the Penal Code.
The accused admitted to punching and slapping the face and pulling his 38-year-old girlfriend’s hair while they were arguing at 11.25pm on Feb 11.
During the incident at their rented house in Taman Matang Jaya, the victim had reprimanded the accused over his drinking habit, reported New Sarawak Tribune.
The victim, who could not bear the pain as a result of the assault, fled and later lodged a police report.