KUALA LUMPUR: A man pleaded guilty in the Sessions Court here to charges of assaulting his wife with a mop handle, a baseball bat, and throwing a plastic chair at her last month.

Inderjit Singh, 45, was accused of assaulting his wife, Sukhvinder Kaur, at a condominium unit on Jalan Ipoh, Taman Rainbow, Sentul here at 3 pm on May 5.

According to a Bernama report, he was charged on Tuesday (June 11) under Sections 324/326A of the Penal Code, which provides for a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison or a fine or caning or any two of those punishments, upon conviction.

Deputy public prosecutor Siti Nursyuhada Abd Rauf offered bail at RM10,000 with one surety, but the unrepresented accused pleaded for a lower sum, citing family responsibilities.

Judge Hamidah Mohamed Deril then allowed bail at RM4,000, and set July 18 for sentencing. (ends)