The police arrested a Nepalese man suspected to have been involved in the assault and battery of a security guard of the same nationality yesterday afternoon.
On July 31, a disturbing video displaying a Nepalese security guard being repeatedly slapped, punched and beaten with a baton by an unnamed assailant went viral.
Working 7 days a week for long hours, often debt bondage from exorbitant recruitment related fees/costs, cheated by Malaysian/Nepali recruitment agencies and brokers, living in squalid accomodation it is often truly barely a human existence @livinglizly @tashny @AnanthalakshmiA pic.twitter.com/44vVJ9LbY3
— Andy Hall (@Atomicalandy) July 31, 2020
Wangsa Maju District Police chief said the 34-year-old was arrested at 5pm last afternoon. Malaysian police worked with the Nepal Embassy who had previously made a police report on behalf of the victim, to make the arrest.
“Police have arrested a man suspected of being involved in this case at the Wangsa Maju District Police Headquarters this afternoon.
“The suspect will be remanded tomorrow for further investigation under Section 324 of the Penal Code,” Wangsa Maju District Police chief, Supt Rajab Ahad Ismail said in a statement yesterday.
The police are still tracing the whereabouts of the victim and called upon the public to assist.
“Those with any information are urged to contact the case’s investigating officer Insp Shahrul Azzuan Sharom at 016-2014334 or ASP M Hussin Sollehuddin Zolkifly (Wangsa Maju CID chief) at 017-2446363 or any nearby police station.