KUALA LUMPUR: A policeman saw bruises on Emilia Hanafi’s hands and around her eyes when she lodged a report about being assaulted by her former husband, SM Faisal SM Nasimuddin, a magistrates’ court was told today.
Corporal Mahmood Riad Mohd Noor, 43, testified that when Emilia lodged the report, she told him she had been strangled and beaten by SM Faisal.
She appeared to be weeping while lodging the report at the Sri Hartamas police station on Nov 23, 2015, he said.
Mahmood Riad was the fifth prosecution witness at the trial of SM Faisal, who is charged with causing injury to Emilia.
The officer said it was midnight when he was instructed by station chief Alwizan to record a woman’s complaint about domestic violence.
“It was when I was taking the woman’s report that I found out she was the wife of Datuk SM Faisal SM Nasimuddin. Her name was Datin Emelia Hanafi. Before I was instructed to record the complaint from Datin (Emilia) I had seen her come to the station earlier in the evening (Nov 22), but I’m not sure what time it was.
“At the time, Datin had come to the inquiry counter of the Sri Hartamas station to lodge a report about her being beaten by her husband. I took Datin to the triage service room and informed the station chief about the case, after which he instructed that Datin should seek treatment at the hospital first,” he said.
Mahmood Riad who is currently with Pantai police, said he noticed obvious bruises on Emilia’s body when he was preparing the report.
He agreed with SM Faisal’s counsel, Akberdin Abdul Kader, that a policeman at the station, Constable Ngu Tien Tien, had also recorded a report lodged by SM Faisal on Nov 23.
Akberdin: In SM Faisal’s police report, he said there was a misunderstanding and both (SM Faisal and Emilia) had suffered injuries, do you agree with me that the complainant (Emilia) had a misunderstanding (with Faisal) on Nov 22, 12.30pm, and both suffered injuries?
Mahmood Riad: Yes, it is in the (police) report.
The witness also agreed with the lawyer’s suggestion that the investigating officer, Rosnani, had investigated the reports made by Emilia and SM Faisal.
SM Faisal, 43, is accused of intentionally causing injury to Emilia, 43, who was his wife at the time at a house in Desa Sri Hartamas, Brickfields, between 12.30pm and 4.30pm, on Nov 22, 2015.
The charge carries a penalty of up to two years’ jail or a fine of up to RM2,000, or both.
The trial before magistrate Nadia Othman continues on Sept 14.