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Youth pleads not guilty to causing death

BATU PAHAT, 20 May 2009: An unemployed youth pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to causing hurt and death of a pregnant woman in a robbery early this month.

Mohamad Ariffin Anang, 26, from Taman Flora, is charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder for the death of Jamilah Selamat at 7.15pm on 3 May in Jalan Kaloi, Air Hitam.

Looking calm and composed throughout the proceedings, Mohd Ariffin, is also charged with voluntarily causing hurt on the woman during a robbery at the same place and time.

The incident happened when Jamilah, 31, an assistant at a handicraft shop in Air Hitam, was riding her motorcycle to return home to Taman Air Hitam.

Judge Indra Nehru Sabandiah, who refused bail for the accused, ordered that he engage a lawyer and fixed 13 July to mention the case. — Bernama

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