ISKANDAR PUTERI: A factory operator sustained injuries after he was beaten up by a group of men following an altercation at Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar (KSAB) at the Second Link in Tanjung Kupang here.
Iskandar Puteri OCPD Asst Comm Dzulkhairi Mukhtar said the incident was believed to started at KSAB when the 21-year-old victim, who was riding his motorcycle with a pillion rider from Singapore, got into a misunderstanding with an unidentified motorcyclist at around 6.20pm on Tuesday (April 30).
"When the victim and his friend arrived at Tanjung Kupang toll plaza, they were stopped by 10 men.
"One of the suspects shouted and showed vulgar signs at them.
"The victim was able to escape but he went to a nearby petrol station to fill up his motorcycle, when one of the suspects followed them and hit him with a helmet," he said in a statement here on Wednesday (May 1).
ACP Dzulkhairi added that the other suspects then joined in and hit the victim, but left his friend alone.
He said the victim sustained a swollen lip and a bruised forehead, and received medical treatment at Gelang Patah health clinic before lodging a police report at 7.28pm.
"Investigations showed that the victim and one of the suspects were involved in a heated argument while coming out of the Customs post at KSAB," he added.
ACP Dzulkhairi said investigations were being carried out to locate the suspects and the case has been classified under Section 148 of the Penal Code for rioting with weapons.