KUALA KUBU BHARU: 60-year-old man accused of raping and killing a goat pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court today.
Shaari Hasan was charged with committing the act at Kampung Sungai Buaya, Rawang at 1.30pm on July 27 under Section 377 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum jail term of 20 years and a fine or whipping, upon conviction.
According to the police, the goat’s owner, a 45-year-old woman, had caught the man half-naked and standing near the goat at the back of her house. The suspect fled the scene when he saw the woman, and the goat was dead.
“The suspect subsequently escaped. The goat was pronounced dead by the owner when she checked,” police were quoted as saying.
The charge was read out to the widowed man before Judge Nurul Mardhiah Mohammed. However, he denied that a green T-shirt and brown long pants, which were allegedly seized from him during his arrest, belong to him.
The court did not offer bail and fixed Dec 24 for mention.