Sunday, June 20, 2021

4 remanded over assault for fasting

The victims were said to be beaten in turns on their backs with a cane by their employer and another worker.

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Police in South Klang arrested four individuals yesterday for allegedly assaulting two male workers for fasting.

In a statement, district police chief ACP Shamsul Amar Ramli said a report was received at 4.16pm at the Klang police station.

He said the victims were beaten in turns on their backs with a cane by their employer and another worker.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the incident happened when the man was at his employer’s home in Bukit Tinggi, Klang, and started because the employer scolded the victims for fasting,” he said.

Shamsul said the employer also took a pistol from one of the victims and pointed it at them while threatening and insulting them.

The four individuals were remanded for five to seven days from today. The remand order was issued by magistrate Solehah Noratikah Ismail.

Shamsul said the case would be investigated under Sections 324, 506 and 298 of the Penal Code.

“Police would like to stress that this case does not involve any racial issues,” he added.

He also advised the public against abusing social media and sharing provocative statements that could inflame racial sensitivities and affect the harmony among races, warning that stern action would be taken against anyone acting beyond the boundaries of the law.

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