Police seek info on baton assault of Nepali guard

A screenshot of the assault which took place at a carpark of a condominium in Wangsa Maju on July 7.

PETALING JAYA: Police said they are investigating an attack of a Nepali security guard, who was shown in a widely-shared video being slapped, beaten and assaulted with a baton.

Wangsa Maju police chief Rajab Ahad Ismail said the incident occurred at the car park of a condominium in Jalan Madrasah, Wangsa Maju.

The attacker is a Pakistani man, Rajab said. “Until today, however, the victim has not lodged a report about the incident,” he said in a statement.

He urged others involved in the assault to come forward.

Eye-witnesses and anyone with information may contact Shahrul Azzuan Sharom at 016-2014334 or Stephen Ganesan at 016-3767390 or the nearest police station.

The one-minute clip which has gone viral shows the man repeatedly slapping, punching and hitting the guard with a baton while scolding him in Malay.

“What’s your problem?” he is heard saying to the guard who does not retaliate. “Are you messing around? You come here to look for work, not problems.”

According to the video time stamp, it was recorded on July 7.

The embassy of Nepal lodged a police report and called for information on the incident to be emailed to the embassy at [email protected] or by telephone to the hotline 0162472777.