High Court sentenced a jobless man to death for raping and murdering an 85-year-old woman

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SHAH ALAM: High Court sentenced today a jobless man to death on charges of raping and murdering an 85-year-old woman.

According to Bernama report, Judge Datuk Ab Karim Ab Rahman handed down the verdict to K. Satiaraj, 30, after finding the defence failed to raise a reasonable doubt.

” The accused broke into the deceased’s house to steal before tying her hands and taping her mouth so that she could not scream.

“The accused also pleaded guilty to the offence of raping and sodomising the victim,” Karim said, adding the act of the accused stealing a gold chain after raping and sodomising the woman clearly showed that he was aware.

“After leaving the deceased’s house, the accused consciously asked for help from his friend (N. Hari Krishnan, who was the eighth prosecution witness) to pawn the chain because the former did not have an identity card,” Karim added.

Previously, it was reported that an elderly woman was found dead with her hands tied and head covered with a piece of cloth. The accused was sentenced to 13 years in jail and five strokes of rotan after pleading guilty to raping and sodomising the senior citizen, according to Bernama.

The reportedly jobless man was charged in the Ampang Magistrate’s Court in the Malaysian capital on Tuesday October 2019 with the murder of an 85-year-old woman. The offence committed at a house at Jalan Tasik Tambahan 2, Ampang, between 11.40am and 1pm, on Sept 19.

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