Man attempts alleged suicide to win ex-girlfriend’s attention

|     Fadley Faisal     |

A 27-YEAR-OLD local man was charged with attempted suicide in the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday under Section 309 of the Penal Code, Chapter 22.

The defendant is alleged to have stabbed himself in the stomach on March 10, 2019 at his ex-girlfriend’s home in an attempt to win her attention.

If convicted, the defendant could face an imprisonment term not exceeding one year, fine or both.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Raihan Nabilah binti Haji Ahmad Ghazali applied for the charge to be read with no plea to be recorded and also applied for the defendant’s mental assessment to be made.

Senior Magistrate Azrimah binti Haji Abdul Rahman granted the prosecution’s application and ordered for the defendant to be remanded for a week at the Mental Health Unit (MHU) for assessment under Section 315 of the Criminal Procedure Code, Chapter 7.

The case has been set for further mention on March 21, 2019.