Thugs beat up old man at bazaar in Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR - An elderly man was beaten up by 10 men following an accident near a bazaar along Jalan Masjid India.

City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Rusdi Mohd Isa said it occurred at 7.45pm on Monday.

"The elderly man was driving his car along Jalan Masjid India when a motorcyclist overtook him and braked suddenly.

"The 76-year-old man could not avoid the motorcyclist and collided with him," he said.

He said the motorcyclist managed to get up and the old man opened his window to see if there was any damage.

"All of a sudden, a group of men charged at the car and started beating the man," he said.

Only one witness had come forward so far but he did not know who the suspects were.

"We are investigating the case as rioting with weapons and committing mischief and causing damage," SAC Rusdi said, adding that the suspects were being identified through ima­ges that went viral on social media.

Those with information should call the police hotline at 03-2115 9999.

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