Cops identify man in video hitting boy for pasting chewing gum on car

PHOTO: The Star/ Asia News Network

IPOH - Police have identified the man said to have been filmed hitting a boy repeatedly after the recording went viral on Monday (Feb 18).

In the 2-minute and 10-second video, the man was seen hitting the boy on the back of his neck after he was accused of pasting chewing gum on the man's car at a children's home in Taiping.

Acting OCPD Supt Razlam An Hamid said the police had questioned the suspect on Tuesday (Feb 19)

"A report was lodged with us on the same date as the video was uploaded.

"We believe the victim is a resident at the children's home," he said.

The case is investigated under the Section 323 of the Penal Code.

The video was uploaded by a Facebook user under the name Mageswaran Thendayuthapan. The footage can be viewed here. The contents can be disturbing to some; reader discretion is advised.