My father, Mr.Jayakumaran (Kumar), 67 years of age, has been in the business of selling mutton and poultry for the past 31 years at the morning wet market located at Lucky Garden, Bangsar (behind TMC). On Sunday 9th of April between 10am to 10.45am my father was severely beaten up by 5 Indian men at the bus stop next to Bangsar Village resulting in him losing complete sight in his right eye due to severe ruptures to the eye globe and currently in the risk of having his eye removed should there be more complications. He further suffered broken/fractured cheekbones which is now replaced by metal plates. He underwent an 8 hour emergency surgery due to the severity of his injuries.
Prior to the incident, my father was approached by a woman operating a newly opened restaurant at Bangsar (nasi lemak daun pisang / homemade banana leaf food / vege & non vege), next to Sin Lai Ping restaurant, requesting that he sells her chicken for a much lower price than what he pays to his suppliers, which will only cause loss to him. Angered by his refusal, the lady left and came back with her daughter who demanded that he sells for their asking price. When my father asked them to leave the stall, the daughter started provoking my father by throwing meat, a meat hook, weighing scale and everything within her reach at him. She further started physically abusing him by throwing punches and even snatched and threw his mobile phone to the ground when he tried calling for help. My father refused to fight back and told her that he will be going to the police station to report the incident.
On his way to the pondok polis located at Jalan Telawi, unknown to him, about 5 men (some of whom are related to both ladies) followed him and pushed him from the back at the bus stop. Two men removed his shirt and held back his hands while three others started throwing heavy punches to his face.
They stopped the beating upon seeing 5 policemen on motorbikes patrolling the area. My father pointed to the men explaining to the police that they assaulted him and the police did nothing but slow talk to those assaulters and called for an ambulance. No arrest, questioning or anything of that sort had taken place by the police at that point which truly shocked my father who was in so much pain and bleeding profusely from the injuries to his eye.
We managed to lodge a police report the next day and the police is currently tracking down the assaulters who have since gone missing.
It would be of great help if anyone who witnessed this incident could come forward and help the police with their investigation. Additionally, if you have any other information that could assist with the investigation, you can also call, sms or whatsapp my brother at 012 396 3067.
Please share this and help my father obtain justice by having the people involved arrested and punished in accordance to the law. It would be grave injustice to my father and my family if these people are left roaming around scott free and continue operating their restaurant after what they caused to my father and my family.
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