KUALA LUMPUR: A video of an elderly man swinging a stick at a woman for walking her dog in Taman Tun Dr Ismail has gone viral on social media.
The incident was recorded by the woman, who is believed to have been walking her dog at that time.
When contacted Brickfields deputy OCPD Supt Basri Sagoni said both parties had lodged a report regarding the incident, which occurred on Aug 14.
"According to the 68-year-old man, he had chastised the woman for bringing her dog to relieve itself at a small garden beside his house.
"He then alleged that the woman was not happy for being told off and subsequently recorded the incident," he said when contacted on Wednesday.
The man believed that the video, which was being spread on social media had slandered and embarrassed him, he added.
"We are investigating the report under Section 500 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act," he said.
Meanwhile, the woman had also lodged a police report claiming to have been threatened by the man, Supt Basri said.
"We are investigating the case under Section 506 of the Penal Code," he added.
Supt Basri reminded the public not to speculate on the viral video as the police were in the midst of investigating the matter.
"Those who spread the video should come forward so that their statements can be recorded as witnesses," he said.
He urged those with information to contact Brickfields police at 03-2297 9222, Kuala Lumpur police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or any nearest police station.