Tuesday 5 June 2012
Three arrested over assault of DAP duo
The police have arrested three men to assist the investigation into DAP state committee member V Ganabatirau and his brother Raidu's assault last Wednesday.
North Klang district police chief Mohd Shukur Sulong told Utusan Malaysia that the three suspects aged between 28 to 45 were arrested at a restaurant in Batu Belah, Klang.
Preliminary investigation found that the trio are unemployed and have criminal records, he said.
“Suspects are remanded until tomorrow (June 5) to allow us to conduct further investigation on this case.
“The case is investigated under Section 326 of the Penal Code for causing hurt using weapons, which carries a 20 year jail term, fine, caning or all three if convicted,” he was quoted as saying.
The brothers, who lead the Hindraf splinter group Malaysian Indian Voice (MIV), suffered bone fractures after they were assaulted by three men in Klang last Wednesday.
Ganabatirau claimed the attackers are BN supporters who are unhappy with them for organising the MIV rally on May 27 that attracted 1,000 Indians to voice their support for Pakatan Rakyat