A security guard who was seen in a viral video being beaten by his supervisor remains unknown to the authorities investigating the case
According to Wangsa Maju district police chief Superintendent Rajab Ahad Ismail, while police have identified the suspected assailant, the identity of the victim remains unknown for now.
"We have identified the suspect and expect to make an arrest in due time. Police are now trying to identify and locate the foreigner who was beaten in the video recording," Rajab was quoted as saying by Kalbana Perimbanayagam for a New Straits Times' report last night, 1 August.
The incident happened at a car park of a condominium in Jalan Madrasah on 7 July. However, it came to light only after the video went viral on 30 July, prompting a public outcry.
Previously, Rajab had said that they believe the suspect is a Pakistani national. However, according to a Nepali national who claims to have worked for the man in the video, he is a Malaysian Indian.
He has been urged to come forward and facilitate police investigation
Rajab said that the security guard, who is a Nepali national, is needed to facilitate the investigation.
"The case is being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code. We have already opened an investigation paper on the assault," he added.
In the video, the suspect is seen physically assaulting the victim. He uses the baton to repeatedly hit the unresisting security guard's back, arm, and legs. He is also seen punching the guard in the face.
The suspect, who is heard speaking in Bahasa Melayu, was identified as the guard's supervisor.
Throughout the video, the guard did not retaliate while the supervisor continues his beating.
As he beats the guard, the supervisor is heard hollering: "What's your problem? Are you flaking off? You are here to work, why are you creating trouble. I am good to you, and yet you … (indistinct) Who do you think you are? Are you here to work or make trouble?"
Meanwhile, the person recording the video is heard speaking in Hindi, telling him that "it's enough".