A video of a girl getting beaten by a group of men at Tasek Gelugor, Penang has gone viral on social media.
Apparently, the 18-year-old teen attempted to steal jewellery from an old woman in her Kubang Menerong home. According to the police, the girl broke into the victim’s house with her male partner at around 9am on Wednesday (16th August).
“While the victim was changing, the suspect hit her head with a wooden stick and tried to steal the jewellery she was wearing. The victim was scared, so she screamed for help,” the police said.
So while the girl tried to escape, the old woman’s relatives caught and beat her outside of the house. They then captured the 21-year-old male suspect, who hid under the victim’s bed. Moreover, the case is being investigated under Section 394 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery.
As at time of writing, the viral clip has been viewed over 36,000 times.
See the video below:
In the video, a couple of men are seen punching and pulling the girl’s hair and clothes. Although she committed a crime, many netizens commented she shouldn’t be treated with such violence.
One Facebook user commented, “The guys seem to be molesting the girl rather than making sure she doesn’t escape. Can even see her bra and underwear.” Meanwhile, another netizen wrote, “Double standard is all I see.”