KUALA LUMPUR: A group of 10 men has been arrested for beating up a policeman at a petrol station.
Wangsa Maju deputy OCPD Deputy Supt Ahmad Osman said the incident occurred around 10.20am on Thursday (Aug 13).
"We received a report from a police constable who was on duty for Ops Rentap who claimed the incident occurred at a petrol station at Sri Rampal, here.
"The victim, in his 20s, was almost out of fuel and had gone to the petrol station to fill petrol and stopped at one of the pumps.
"He did not realise that an MPV had been waiting behind to use the pump," he said in a statement on Saturday (Aug 15).
He said the driver of the MPV was unhappy with the victim's actions and began to argue with the victim.
"Before the victim could give an explanation, the suspect punched him in the face several times.
"The suspect was helped by several friends who continued to attack the victim before several witnesses stepped in and stopped the attack," he said, adding that the victim suffered injuries to his eyebrows and received five stitches at a nearby clinic.
He said following the incident, a police team from Wangsa Maju and Kuala Lumpur police headquarters CID crime intelligence (D4) unit arrested 10 men, aged between 22 and 44, around Kuala Lumpur and Johor Baru believed to be involved in the incident.
"We have remanded them to help with investigations into rioting.
"The investigation papers are almost completed and will be referred to the Deputy Public Prosecutor for further instructions," he said.
He urged anyone with information to contact Insp Mohamad Faiz Mohd Yassin at 011-1982 3703 or Asst Supt S. Gopal at 012-512 0242 or contact the police hotline at 03-2115 9999.
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