YouTuber’s Husband, Sugu’s Court Trial Over Weapon Possession to Start Next January

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According to MStar, the Sessions Court has set two days in January 2021 for the trial of YouTuber S.Pavithra’s husband, M.Sugu, over the possession of a weapon.

The charge against Sugu is under Section 6(1) of the Corrosive and Explosive Materials and Dangerous Weapons Act 1958 for possessing a dangerous weapon which is a sickle measuring 66cm.

Lawyer Syahrul Nizam Mohd Rabi, who is representing Sugu, said the prosecution had suggested that the defence team make a second representation application to the central prosecution centre in Putrajaya.

“The representation application was made for the prosecution team to review the case and there were some important points that we have included which we believe if they review properly and re-investigate, they do not have a strong prima facie case,” he urged.

The court also set 7 December for re-mention for the defence team to update on the document and second representation application.

Back in July, Sugu was arrested by the police after a dispute happened at Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh. Pavithra was visiting a relative when her husband allegedly arrived with a sickle. Appearing to be drunk, he started arguing with her and hit her.

The case became a hot topic among Malaysians as the duo experienced a meteoric rise to fame amid the MCO just a couple of months earlier.

The fallout from the incident led Sugu to drastically delete all 98 of their previous videos on their YouTube account over a single weekend, only to announce that the couple would be making a comeback with a new video the following Monday. They have been steadily postings videos since then.

As for the alleged abuse towards Pavithra, the Sessions Court granted a discharge not amounting to an acquittal towards Sugu in September as Pavithra has taken an oath to withdraw the charge voluntarily.