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Only picture of cut on wrist real, say cops

Published on: Thursday, January 09, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: City Police Chief ACP Jauteh Dikun clarified that the young lady who was attacked by an unknown person while on her way to the basement toilet of Suria Sabah on Monday, had her left wrist cut but not her thigh as indicated in media reports.

He said this to Api-Api Assemblywoman Christina Liew when the latter met with him to get a clearer picture of the incident, Wednesday.

"The victim lodged a police report on Tuesday evening.

She later went to a private clinic to receive treatment for her injured wrist.

Police are investigating the case under Section 324 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing injuries using dangerous weapons.

According to Liew, the incident had caused much confusion among the public. It was widely reported in Whatsapp, Face book and other Internet websites with two pictures, one showing a deep cut on the thigh and another a stitched wrist.

"This particular incident had raised great concern among the local community. The reports from various parties are different.

The report posted in the Whatsapp and Facebook showed the woman having sustained cuts on both her wrist and thighs.

"However, ACP Jauteh said the victim suffered a cut on her left wrist only.

The Management of Suria Shopping Mall, on the other hand, said its CCTV does not show any footage of an injured or bleeding lady exiting the mall during the time of the alleged incident," she said.

In the wake of crimes committed within shopping malls, Liew advised the public to avoid going to secluded or quiet places alone.

"For safety, go in groups if possible," she said.

Urging the Management of all the shopping malls to post more security guards in car parks and basements, and to install a CCTV at every corner in the critical areas, she asserted that the public must feel safe when they go shopping, especially with their families in tow.