Man Beaten up for Allegedly Molesting Salesgirl in Coma

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A man attacked by a group of men for allegedly molesting a salesgirl at a shopping mall has slipped into a coma at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar.

The 31-year old man was assaulted by a group after he was accused of molesting a mobile phone shop worker in the women’s toilet at the mall on Sunday.

The Star reported that police said the accused suffered multiple injuries and swelling to his head, eyes, and right ear. He was bleeding in his mouth and nose, suffered bruises to his right wrist.

According to doctors, an X-ray showed bleeding on the left side of the head which they believe was inflicted by a blunt object.

Kota Setar district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Rozi Jidin confirmed yesterday that the case is being investigated for molestation.

After the video of the assault went viral on Facebook, the suspect’s sister filed a police report which is being investigated under Section 326 of the Penal Code for causing grievous hurt.

“We are also in the midst of identifying all who were involved in the incident, and we hope they can come forward to assist in investigations,” Mohd Rozi said.