Man beaten by mob over alleged molest in
ALOR STAR: The man, who was beaten up by a mob over an alleged molest incident at a mall here on Sunday, has died this afternoon.
The 30-year-old man succumbed to his injuries at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital at 12.30pm today, more than 40 hours after the incident.
Kota Setar police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Rozi Jidin said four men and a woman have been arrested to facilitate investigations into the case.
“The group, in their 20s, were picked up in the city based on a video clip that went viral since Sunday,” he said in a statement.
Following the man’s death, he said police have reclassified the case from Section 326 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt to Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
29 May 2017
Mob beat up man over alleged molest at Alor Star supermarket
ALOR STAR: A 30-year-old man was beaten up by a group of men at a shopping complex in Jalan Putra here for allegedly molesting a salesgirl.
Kota Setar police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Rozi Jidin said the man, from Jalan Kuala Sungai Yan, was reported to be in critical condition due to severe injuries to his head following the attack.
He said in the 4pm incident yesterday, the man was alleged to have followed a 21-year-old salesgirl to the ladies’ toilet on the first floor of the shopping complex before attempting to molest her.
He said man was also claimed to have hit the woman’s face and stomach when she put up a fight and tried to escape.
“The woman screamed for help and several men who heard her cry, then came to her aid,” he said.
Rozi said the district police have received two reports; one from the salesgirl on the alleged molest incident and one from the man’s sister on the mob assault.