Security Guard Jailed for Killing Burglar

1 February 2007
Kuala Lumpur

Abdul Rahman Abdullah, aged 27, was a security guard of a construction site at Green Avenue in Jalan Shelly. Yesterday, he was sentenced to six years’ jail for causing the death of Wong Peng Kuan at the Cheras site on 14 March 2007.

Wong, aged 39, broke into the site at around 8:30pm that night, and was stealing metal pieces. Abdul Rahman and his colleague, J. Selvamani, caught Wong and tied him up. When Wong tried to escape, Abdul Rahman chased and hit him on the head with a plank several times. Wong collapsed on the roadside.

Abdul Rahman called for an ambulance to escort Wong to the Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia at 9pm. Wong died from head injuries two days later.

In court, Abdul Rahman’s lawyer asked for leniency as his client called for the ambulance when he saw that Wong was bleeding and as such had no intention of killing him.

New Straits Times – Six years’ jail for killing thief

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