M’sian Woman Who Splashed Hot Water On Man With Down Syndrome Jailed 10 Years

The victim's family said the attack had taken a toll on them.
Last week, Malaysians were shocked and outraged after a clip showed a man with Down Syndrome getting splashed with hot water inside a lift went viral on social media.

As a result of the unprovoked attack, the victim was left with third degree burns across his shoulder and back.

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Woman who splashed hot water on man with Down Syndrome gets 10 years’ jail

Today, the woman behind the attack, 39-year-old Oo Saw Kee, was finally brought to the Sessions Court in Balik Pulau, Penang today for her heinous act.

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According to the charge sheet, she was accused of causing serious injury to A. Solairaj at 9.24am on April 19, reported The Star.

Oo nodded her head when asked whether she understood the charge and pleaded guilty before Judge Ahzal Fariz Ahmad Khairuddin.

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Oo saw kee in court
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The charge was framed under Section 326 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to 20 years, a fine or whipping if convicted.

Oo’s lawyer, Edric Loo, requested the court to give her a minimal jail sentence from the date of her arrest, saying that she only earned RM1,500 monthly as a promoter and had no one under her care.

However, state prosecution director Mohd Nordin Ismail called for a heftier punishment, saying that what Oo did was “very serious and cruel”.

He added that the victim is still undergoing treatment for burns on his right shoulder, back and neck.

Oo saw kee sentenced
Photo via Harian Metro

Oo was eventually handed a 10-year jail sentence and fined RM6,000 in default of 12 months jail, NST reported.

‘He’s asking why this happened to him’

Mohd Nordin also read out a victim impact statement by the victim’s sister, who called for a heavy punishment to be levied out.

“It saddens and pains me to see my brother’s condition now, with burn marks on various parts of his body. His movement is restricted, and he often cries out in pain. He could not sleep or rest like normal.

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As a disabled person, his thinking is not the same as a normal person. He is asking why such things happened to him and what wrong he did,” she said.

Burn wounds on man with down syndrome's body
Photo via Oriental Daily

She also said the attack had taken a toll on the family and that a severe punishment must be meted out to teach others a lesson.

“We want a harsh punishment to serve as a lesson to everyone out there for the scar my brother has to live with all his life.

“We fear that a lenient sentence will lead to possible revenge by the accused in future as we are staying in the same area.”

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