JOHOR BARU: A 35-year-old woman's joy at finding her "missing" brother turned to shock when she found him with scars all over his body, which the police believe was due to physical abuse.
According to a police report, a copy of which has gone viral on social media and messaging apps, the woman was shocked at the physical state of her brother when she bumped into him in front of a bank near his work place in Taman Perling on Saturday, July 7, at around 8.20pm.
The 21-year-old man, a car accessories salesman, had injuries on his frail body and had been allegedly locked up and abused by his employer.
The man had been "missing" as he had not returned home to Mersing for quite some time.
When asked why he had not returned to their family home, he merely replied that he could not get leave from work.
The woman tried calling her brother and even went to his work place, but was unable to speak to or find her brother.
She claimed that she called his employer, but was told that her brother was working.
It is learnt her family then went to look for her brother at his employer's house in Taman Johor Jaya on Tuesday, where they allegedly found him in a weakened condition.
The victim allegedly had injuries all over his body, including scarring on both hands, blisters around his mouth, swelling and bleeding in his mouth and ears, severe injuries on his body as well as on the soles of his feet.
Two police reports were lodged over the matter at the Taman Perling and Taman Johor Jaya police stations on Jan 9 and Jan 10 respectively.
Meanwhile, Seri Alam OCPD Jokhiri Supt Jokhiri Abdul Aziz said that the victim was believed to have been punched, kicked and beaten with a cane by the suspect, his employer.
"The victim has been sent to Sultan Ismail Hospital for treatment.
"Police are still looking for the suspects as they have gone missing since the day that the victim left their house," he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code.
He also urged members of the public who had any information on this case to call the Johor Police Contingent hotline at 07-221 2999 or Seri Alam district police headquarters at 07-386 4222 to assist with investigations.
Johor Baru North OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Taib Ahmad also confirmed the case.
When contacted, the victim's sister declined to speak.