Half-naked cop in toi­let sent for psy­chi­atric as­sess­ment

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ALOR STAR: A po­lice in­spec­tor, who was found semi-naked in­side a women’s toi­let at a mall here on Mon­day, has been sent for psy­chi­atric as­sess­ment.

Kedah po­lice chief Datuk Asri Yu­sof said the of­fi­cer, 32, was sent for psy­chi­atric as­sess­ment af­ter he re­fused to talk to in­ves­ti­ga­tors since his ar­rest on Mon­day.

“We have de­cided to send him for psy­chi­atric eval­u­a­tion as he re­fused to say a word since his ar­rest.”

He said po­lice had yet to es­tab­lish why he went into the women’s toi­let, clad only in his un­der­pants, at the time of the in­ci­dent.

He said po­lice were also wait­ing for the woman, who ap­peared in a vi­ral video be­rat­ing the sus­pect, to come for­ward and lodge a re­port.

Asri said the of­fi­cer had been re­manded un­der Sec­tion 12(2) of the Dan­ger­ous Drugs Act 1952 af­ter he tested pos­i­tive for drugs.

A source said the sus­pect had a dis­ci­plinary record, but could not as­cer­tain if it was drug-re­lated.

Checks at the mall re­vealed that the in­ci­dent took place on the same floor as a bowl­ing al­ley and cin­ema.

The mall’s man­age­ment, how­ever, said they could not de­ter­mine whether the woman in the video was a pa­tron or a worker at the mall.

The of­fi­cer, from Sarawak, was be­lieved to be un­der the in­flu­ence of drugs when he was ar­rested, clad only in his un­der­pants, in­side a toi­let of a mall here, at 12.30am on Mon­day.

Re­spond­ing to a dis­tress call, a mo­bile pa­trol unit went to the lo­ca­tion and nabbed him.

A crys­tal-like sub­stance weigh­ing 0.62g, be­lieved to be syabu, was seized from him.

The video of the in­ci­dent, which had gone vi­ral on so­cial me­dia since Mon­day, showed a woman telling the per­son record­ing the video that the man had taken a pho­to­graph of her while she was in the toi­let.

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