A man with hearing disabilities was arrested at a supermarket in Melaka after he was spotted wearing the pink Covid-19 wristband while shopping.
The 43-year-old OKU (disabled person) was detained after a few customers at the supermarket were suspicious of his health status as he was seen wearing the pink-coloured bracelet.
Melaka Tengah District Police Chief, Asst. Commissioner Afzanizar Ahmad, said that upon receiving the information, a team of policemen rushed to the location and tracked the man with his wife. “The 34-year-old woman claimed to be the suspect’s wife and informed that her husband has a hearing impairment,” said the authority official.
He added, “Upon inspections, the man was still wearing the pink tag which states that his quarantine period is from 30th September to 15th October. The suspect is believed to have broken the Home Surveillance Order (HSO) for 14 days.” The man was arrested under Section 269 of the Penal Code, Section 22 (b) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act and Regulation 11 (1) of the same act.
“The suspect has been released on police bail until the end of his quarantine period at home. The police will complete the investigation before referring to the deputy public prosecutor,” Asst. Comm. Afzanizar concluded his statement.
Source: Harian Metro.