2nd suspect in petrol kiosk assault remanded

IPOH: A man has been remanded for three days beginning today to facilitate investigations into an alleged assault by a group of men on a Petronas petrol station attendant in Sungkai earlier this month.

The remand order against the 25-year-old suspect was issued by Tapah magistrate Mohd Harith to probe the suspect for rioting.

Police arrested the trader from Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, when he surrendered himself at the Tapah district police headquarters at 4.15pm yesterday.

Perak Criminal Investigation Department head SAC Yahya Abd Rahman, in a statement today, said another suspect, aged 40, who was arrested at his house at Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur, on Oct 17, had been remanded until Oct 21.

The man had previous records under Section 324 of the Penal Code for causing hurt, he added.

On Tuesday, Tapah district police chief Wan Azharuddin Wan Ismail said the 24-year-old attendant was working when a group of men arrived at the station to fill petrol at about 12.45pm.

It is understood that one of the men failed to inform the attendant that he wanted to refuel with RON97 petrol instead of RON95.

The miscommunication infuriated the man, who attacked the victim even though the latter apologised.