The video depicts a man speaking Bahasa Melayu confronting the unresisting guard and continually battering the latter with a truncheon in an unidentified car park. (Screengrab)
KUALA LUMPUR: A video showing a Nepali security guard being thrashed by a man went viral on social media on Saturday.
The video showed the man thrashing the Nepali security guard. Earlier, it was unclear whether the guard was a Nepali. However, later it came to the fore that the victim was a Nepali working as a security guard working at the condominium car park in Jalan Madrasah, Wangsa Maju.
Police have initiated an investigation into a video showing the guard being beaten with a stick in the parking lot.
Wangsa Maju District Police chief Supt Rajab Ahad Ismail stated that the investigation showed the incident happened on July 7.
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“An investigation paper under Section 324 of the Penal Code has been opened. The cause of the incident is being probed, and we are seeking the parties involved to come forward immediately to assist in the investigation,” he said in a statement today.
The victim, meanwhile, has yet to lodge a complaint at the police.
The 44-second video, which went viral, showed a man slapping and beating another man, believed to be a foreigner in security guard’s uniform, with a stick.
Meanwhile, the assaulter of the Nepali security guard is also found to be a Nepali national.
According to Nepal’s Embassy in Malaysia, both the assaulter and the assaulted in the video that showed a security guard being beaten in Malaysia are Nepali nationals.
After public concern about the incident, the Nepali Embassy in Malaysia had initiated a probe into the matter.
According to Embassy sources, the person shown beaten in the video is Islam Hussein and the tormentor is his Supervisor Ram Gopal Nurau, Kapilvastu.
“Both the tormentor and tormented are living illegally over there,” the embassy source claims.
The embassy has informed that tormentor Nurau has presented himself before the police.
In a statement issued on Monday, the Embassy has assured that further investigation shall be carried out by the Malaysian police.
(With inputs from Bernama)