Probe into ‘ mistaken identity’
> Attack on doctor being investigated under ‘voluntarily causing hurt’
PETALING JAYA: The police are investigating an alleged assault of a doctor by an elite federal police team after he was mistaken for a robber.
Sepang police chief ACP Abdul Aziz Ali told theSun a probe is under way but declined to comment further.
“We cannot divulge further details on the case, but are treating it like any other case. The necessary investigations are being carried out,” he said.
He said the case is being investigated under voluntarily causing hurt, which falls under Section 323 of the Penal Code.
When asked if the doctor had been called in to record a statement to help in investigations, Aziz declined to comment.
However, a source informed theSun that to date, the doctor has not been called in.
The incident took place last Friday at the Serdang Hospital when the 28-year-old doctor, who was having his dinner at a row of food stalls next to the hospital, was handcuffed and assaulted by members of the federal police Special Task Force on Organised Crime after being mistaken for a robber.
The doctor, who is attached to the cardiology department and whose father is a policeman at a district police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, had claimed that he was unaware the men who were carrying heavy firearms and clad in black tactical gear and balaclavas were policemen on a special operation to nab a gang of robbers who were also at the food stalls.
He claimed many others at the stalls scurried away and he too tried to run away as he thought the men were robbers.