BUTTERWORTH: A man accused of seducing a married woman suffered serious injuries yesterday after he was allegedly beaten up by a group of 15 men in Kampung Bekah here.
It is understood that the man had courted the 31-year-old woman for the past seven years but without success.
Seberang Perai Utara district police chief Assistant Commissioner Noorzainy Mohd Noor said the man approached the woman’s home Jalan Padang Benggali Telok Ayer Tawar and coaxed her to come out.
Noorzainy said after the woman refused to entertain his request, the man forced open the door and dragged her out of the house.
“The woman refused the man’s advances. However, the man was adamant and pointed an object in her direction.
A man accused of seducing a married woman suffered serious injuries yesterday after he was allegedly beaten up by a group of 15 men in Kampung Bekah here. Pic by NSTP/courtesy of PDRM
“The woman started screaming and her screams were heard by members of the local Rukun Tetangga. She later fled a house in Kampung Kuala Bekah,” he said in a statement here today.
He said subsequently, the man, whose house was surrounded by a mob, called his sister and pleaded for help.
“As soon as she arrived, she saw a group of men entering her brother’s home and started hitting him.
Noorzainy said the man was allegedly punched, kicked and hit with motorcycle helmets. The man also claimed that he was assaulted by the woman, her father, her brother and her husband.
Noorzainy said police believe the man was carrying a knife when he was approached by the woman’s family.
He said the man, who suffered injuries to his head, hands, back and hips, has been sent to Hospital Kuala Batas for treatment.
“Following the incident, the woman and her family members were detained by police at 2.05am today to facilitate investigations,” he said.
He said the case is being investigated under Section 148 of the Penal Code for rioting. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd