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Man attempts to flee after sentence

SHAH ALAM, 23 Jan 2009: A man who was jailed and given whipping for committing incest on his teenage daughter, shocked on-lookers when he ran out of the Sessions Court after sentencing today.

Judge Kasbi Hasan had sentenced the father of eight to 23 years’ jail and be whipped 30 times when he pleaded guilty to three counts of incest on the 13-year-old girl.

The sentences were ordered to be run concurrently.

The offences were committed at a house on 2, 14 and 25 March last year between 8am and noon.

However, upon hearing the sentence, the 39-year-old man panicked and leapt out of the dock and ran in the direction of the door before jumping two metres down from the building.

He headed to a nearby construction site, only to be overpowered by construction workers who tied up the man with a rope and handed him over to the police.

The incident occurred at about 4.30pm. — Bernama


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