A repeat offender with a penchant for sneaking behind women and kicking them was jailed for 12 months and fined RM1,500.
- Previously jailed for 3 months for similar offence
- Same modus operandi, same location (near Bank Negara)
- Five reports lodged against accused
- Latest victim sustained back injury
Dubbed “the serial kicker” for his bizarre compulsion of kicking female pedestrians from behind, 34-year-old Marmi Zabrin Mian got ‘kicked’ into jail for a second time.
The accused was sentenced to the maximum 12 months’ jail by a magistrate’s court in Kuala Lumpur yesterday for assaulting a Bank Negara Malaysia analyst at 1.30pm on Nov 6.
He was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment in September last year for kicking another woman at the tunnel connecting Jalan Cenderasari to Dayabumi.
It was reported that the accused has the habit of kicking female pedestrians near the Bank Negara building.
This time around, on top of imprisonment, Marmi was also slapped with a RM1,500 fine in default of three months’ jail after he admitted to voluntarily causing hurt to Or Su Lin, 34, at a pedestrian bridge in Jalan Raja Laut.
On the second charge of assault on Or at the same place and time, he was sentenced to another three months’ jail.
The sentences are to run concurrently from the date of arrest on Nov 8.
Reportedly, when the suspect was asked whether he understood the charges, Marmi replied: “What does assault mean? What are the examples of an assault?”
Magistrate Rahni Kartini Abd Rahim reprimanded him, saying: “How could you not understand?”
The accused then said he understood the meaning and pleaded guilty.
Deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Zikri Jaafar urged for a deterrent sentence saying that the accused had caused hurt to a woman in public and previously there were five reports lodged against the accused who used the same modus operandi on his victims.
“He follows his victims from behind and when they go down the stairs, he kicks them from behind causing them to fall.
“It is a serious offence as the victim sustains back injuries and all the reports involve women,” he said, adding that the case involved public interest.
In pleading for leniency, Marmi, who was unrepresented, claimed he was a government officer and had to take care of his mother.
“I plead for a minimum jail sentence or fine as my mother is old and ill. I have to take care of her,” he said.
It was learnt that Or was walking out of the bank’s gate and heading to the bridge when Marmi came from behind.
He kicked her, causing her to fall, and then calmly walked away from the scene.
Or suffered an injury to her back.
Video footage from a public close-circuit camera of the ‘kicking’ incident had earlier gone viral.
Earlier report: Nov 8, Serial Pedestrian Kicker Back to His Old Ways, Arrested