Former convict sent to jail again for robbery

PETALING JAYA: Only six days out of prison, S. Krishnan was arrested by the police on Aug 17 for a robbery committed in January last year, and today, he was sentenced to eight years' jail and six strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here for the offence.

Judge Azwarnida Affandi handed down the sentence on Krishnan, 40, after he pleaded guilty to the robbery charge.

He was charged with robbing a primary school teacher, S. Pusparani, 35, of jewellery, a laptop and cash, amounting to RM25,000, and threatening to cause hurt on the woman's 18-months' old child, while armed with a screw-driver at an apartment unit in Subang Jaya here at 4.30pm on Jan 26 this year.

The charge, under Section 392/397 of the Penal Code, provides an imprisonment for up to 14 years and fine, or whipping, upon conviction.

Krishnan, who had been sentenced to jail three times for various offences, including drug abuse, was ordered to serve the latest jail sentence from his date of arrest, which was last Aug 17.

In mitigation, Krishnan, who was unrepresented, said his wife broke her leg in an accident and they had a 15-year-old daughter.

Deputy public prosecutor Norazalina Razali prosecuted. — Bernama