Driver, motorist attacked by mob following accident


The damaged Toyota Wish parked at the Kuala Selangor police headquarters. An angry mob thrashed the vehicle following an accident near Kampung Assam Jawa here on Friday.

KUALA SELANGOR: A man who stopped to film an accident was injured when an angry mob turned its attention on him.

The initial accident occurred at around 7.30pm on Friday when a female motorcyclist swerved to avoid a Toyota Wish near Kampung Assam Jawa and hit a concrete culvert.

She died on the spot while the driver of the car is reported to have stopped at a nearby restaurant to call emergency services.

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Adnan Abdullah said Sunday that a huge crowd of onlookers had gathered at the scene following the accident.

“Moments later a group of men came to the restaurant and confronted the 29-year-old driver of the Toyota Wish and an argument occurred.

Two police cars arrived just as the argument got heated but a scuffle ensued between police and the group, he said.

He said several policemen suffered minor injuries from their encounter with the mob before two more police cars arrived at the scene.

“By that time there were already about 200 people gathered at the scene.

“The mob then turned on another motorist also aged 29 who they believed was related to the driver,” he said, adding that that motorist had actually stopped to see what was going on and had had nothing to do with the accident.

SAC Mohd Adnan said the man suffered wounds to his head, arm and back from being beaten and kicked by the group.

Police picked up a 21-year-old man on Saturday morning in connection with the case, with more arrests expected over the coming days.

Those with information on the case are urged to call 03-2052 9999 or visit the nearest police station.

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