GEORGE TOWN – The woman jogger who was robbed at knifepoint by a Bangladeshi man while jogging alone at the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway track is still traumatised.
In the 7.30pm incident on Tuesday, the 24-year-old victim was grabbed by the hair by the foreign construction worker and sustained cuts on her left calf and wrist.
She is now being treated at a private hospital here.
Her father, who declined to be named, said his daughter refused to recall what happened that day or tell anyone about the incident.
“Even with her family members and best friends, she prefers not to recall the bad experience,” he said when met at the hospital yesterday.
He said his daughter was sleeping after undergoing almost five hours of surgery and that she had declined requests to be interviewed.
“The doctor said her condition is stable, but we still have no idea if the cut on her left wrist will affect the functionality of her hand.
“We are hoping for the best. Her wounds will heal, but she will need time to overcome the fear and trauma.
“I hope that the press will give her space to rest and recover,” he added.
It was reported earlier that the construction worker had ambushed and robbed the woman while she was jogging along the track.
A few hours after the incident, police arrested the 23-year-old man.
The case is being investigated under Section 394 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt while committing a robbery.
If convicted, he is liable to a jail term of up to 20 years, a fine and whipping. – The Star Online