Suspect’s brother lands in lockup for fighting with cops

KUALA LUMPUR - A man fought with two policemen who were arresting his brother on suspicion of being a drug addict at Pantai Dalam here.

He ended up not only getting a bruised lip and nose, but also in the Pantai police station lockup early Saturday.

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Mu­­hammad Azlee Abdullah said the two policemen had arrested a 35-year-old man at about 2.30am.

One of the policemen, a corporal, said in his report: "As we were putting him inside the car, another man approached me and said he was the suspect's brother, and asked why we were arresting him.

"I explained that we arrested him on suspicion of being a drug addict and were taking him to the Brickfields police headquarters for a urine test."

The man allegedly flared up and criticised the policemen for the way they were arresting his brother and punched the corporal on his left eye.

A struggle ensued, said ACP Muhammad Azlee, with the corporal being forced to defend himself as the suspect continued to hit him in the face.

The other policeman, a lance corporal, helped to subdue the man and arrested him.

"The man will be remanded and is being investigated under Section 353 of the Penal Code for using violence to scare public servants from performing their duty," said ACP Muhammad Azlee.