SHAH ALAM: Police arrested five men believed to have been involved in assaulting, slashing and injuring a woman before throwing the victim under the Kampung Sawah Banting bridge in Selangor.
Kuala Langat district police chief Ahmad Ridhwan Mohd Nor @ Saleh said police received a tip-off from the public last Thursday at 3.25am about shouts for help from under the bridge.
According to Ridhwan, the 52-year-old victim, who is a Malaysian working as a cleaner at a local bank, was rescued by passing members of the public.
She was sent to the Banting Hospital an hour after she was thrown from the bridge.
Ridhwan said the victim told police the problem started when she confronted several men staying in the same house she was renting.
“She said the men were always making noise and regularly drinking liquor and consuming drugs inside the house.”
Ridhwan said the victim was hit with a cane and slashed with a sharp object. Her assailants later dumped her under the bridge.
Police arrested five local men around Banting on the same day and seized a car and a cane.
Ridhwan said the suspects, in their 30s, had previous criminal records for drug abuse. Three of them tested positive for methamphetamine and cannabis.
“All the suspects have been remanded for four days and are being investigated for causing serious injuries,” he added.