Family wants justice for man killed in attack
The family of a man, who died after being attacked by a mob over his alleged involvement in a molest case at a mall here, has demanded justice for his death.
The victim’s 20-year-old sister, who declined to be named, said her family wanted action to be taken against those responsible for causing her brother’s death.
“The attackers should be brought to justice,” she said.
She said the assailants should not take the law into their own hands against her 31year-old brother, who died 40 hours after the attack.
“They should have contacted the police instead of beating him senselessly.
“If he had committed the crime as alleged, let the police investigate and the courts decide,” she said at Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital mortuary yesterday.
She said she had lodged a report based on a viral clip that showed her brother being attacked by a group of men and a woman, who is believed to be the molest victim.
She said police had alerted her family at 8.15pm on Sunday, about four hours after the incident at a mall in Jalan Putra here.
She said her brother had slipped into a coma when the family arrived at the hospital and that he died at 12.30pm yesterday.
She said her family was shocked by the molest allegation against her brother, whom they described as a filial child.
“My brother, the fourth child in our family, had been taking care of our mother in Sungai Yan after our father died three years ago.”
She said her brother had bought a fishing boat for one of their siblings to help him earn a living.
“My brother had worked with a government agency but quit when he suffered from depression after his marriage collapsed a year ago.”
Meanwhile, Kota Setar police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Rozi Jidin said police had obtained a four-day remand order against five people, including a woman, to facilitate investigations into the incident.
“The group, in their 20s, were picked up in the city based on a video clip that had gone viral since Sunday.”
Following the man’s death, Rozi said police had reclassified the case from Section 326 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt to Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
If he had committed the crime as alleged, let the police investigate and the courts decide.