Malaysian lab technician jailed five weeks for causing hurt by committing a rash act

Sundrarajan Anthynarayinan, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of causing hurt by performing a rash act on March 4, 2017.
Sundrarajan Anthynarayinan, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of causing hurt by performing a rash act on March 4, 2017.ST GRAPHICS

SINGAPORE -A Malaysian lab technician was jailed for five weeks on Friday (June 9) after using a metal rod to smash a bus window, causing injuries to the driver who was cut by the shattered glass.

Sundrarajan Anthynarayinan, 32, who pleaded guilty to one count of causing hurt by performing a rash act, committed the offence along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) at around 4.20pm on March 4.

The court heard that shortly before the incident, he was driving on the extreme right lane of the three-lane road while Mr Mohd Khairol Mat Shah, 31, drove a Malaysia-registered bus in the middle lane nearby.

There were about 65 passengers in the bus at that time.

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Suddenly, a car cut into Mr Mohd Khairol's lane and he swerved to the right to avoid a collision.

The bus encroached partially into Sundrarajan's path and it hit the left side of his car, scratching it.

Sundrarajan repeatedly sounded his horn but Mr Mohd Khairol, who is also a Malaysian, continued driving as he was unaware that his bus had grazed the car.

After passing the Tuas flyover, Sundrarajan forced the bus to stop when he jammed his brakes in front of it.

Armed with the 50cm-long metal rod, he marched towards the bus and gestured to Mr Mohd Khairol, asking him to come out.

When bus driver did not do so, Sundrarajan used the rod to hit the windscreen of the bus, causing it to crack.

He also used the weapon to hit the driver's seat window and it shattered.

The glass pieces flew towards Mr Mohd Khairol and cut him.

The bus passengers intervened and advised Mr Mohd Khairol to alert the police.

Sundrarajan fled when he heard this but police arrested him about two hours later at the Tuas Checkpoint.

Mr Mohd Khairol went to Jurong Polyclinic where he was found to have cuts on the bridge of his nose and over his left upper eyelid.

The court heard, Sundrarajan caused RM5,484.38 (S$1779.22) in damages to the bus.

For causing hurt by performing a rash act, he could have been jailed up to a year and fined up to $5,000.