PETALING JAYA: Police have confirmed that a Nepali security guard whose assault on video went viral last week is being investigated for allegedly outraging the modesty of a woman.
“He is being investigated under Section 354 (of the Penal Code) and is now in the Jinjang lockup,” Kuala Lumpur CID chief Nik Ros Azhan Nik Ab Hamid told FMT.
“We are still waiting on results from the immigration department whether he has valid documents,” he added.
Section 354 of the Penal Code provides for imprisonment of up to 10 years, a fine, caning, or any two of such punishments.
The guard, Eslam Husen, gave his statement over the assault by a fellow Nepali – identified as Ram Gopal Murau – at the Wangsa Maju police station yesterday evening.
The 26-year-old was then detained by police after a separate report was lodged against him.
Eslam’s lawyer Sumitha Shaanthinni Kishna said that the police told her that although the alleged incident had happened many months ago, the woman in question only filed her report three days ago – with Sumitha only finding out about the allegation yesterday when KL police headquarters detained Eslam.
“My client has denied all allegations,” Sumitha told FMT.
“He is under remand and we will wait for police to complete their investigations.”
The 34-year-old Ram, meanwhile, was arrested three days ago based on information provided by the Nepal embassy.
In the one-minute clip which went viral last week, Eslam was repeatedly slapped, punched and hit with a baton by his attacker while being scolded in Malay.
The incident took place at a car park of a condominium at Jalan Madrasah in Wangsa Maju on July 7.