SUNGAI PETANI – A 24-year-old man sustained severe injury after being robbed and assaulted by a group of men at a factory site in Bukit Selambau last night.
Kuala Muda Police chief ACP Saifi Abdul Hamid said a police report on the incident was lodged by the man’s father at 1.04 am after taking his son to seek medical treatment at the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital.
“According to the father, his son returned home smeared in blood, with cuts on his cheek, arms and back, claiming to have been robbed and assaulted by several unknown men.
“The man was said to be passing through the area on his motorcycle when he was assaulted and beaten by the group armed with sticks and machetes. They also took away his wallet and left him there,” he said in a statement here today.
Acting on the report, Saifi said 10 male suspects, aged between 18 and 26, had been arrested around Bukit Selambau and Sungai Petani between 2 am and 8 am today to facilitate further investigations into the case.
“Police also seized six motorcycles, a car, three machetes, a black jacket and two helmets believed to have been used during the incident,” he said, adding that eight of the suspect have been remanded for a week from today and the case is being investigated under Section 394 of the Penal Code. – BERNAMA