Man held after ramming car into ‘peacemaker’ – Malay Mail

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Police arrested a 21-year old man suspected of reversing his car into Awtar Singh, a former secretary of Gurdwara Sahib Port Klang, on the same day of an incident at the gurdwara.

The Malay Mail ran the story in its print edition today, quoting the Klang police chief, days after a video clip of the alleged incident began making its rounds via the social media network.

“I’m OK, I have a few bruises and some stitches on….thank God,” Awtar told Asia Samachar when contacted today. ” I went to gurdwara on the request of one of the gurdwara committee members. They had received word that someone was creating a scene at the gurdwaras.”

Avtar Singh, former secretary of Gurdwara Sahib Port Klang
Avtar Singh, former secretary of Gurdwara Sahib Port Klang

In the print edition today, The Malay Mail reported that a 21-year-old man, who was furious after a man tried to stop him from quarrelling with several individuals at a gurdwara last week, allegedly reversed his car into the peacemaker when things did not go his way.

During the 10.30am incident on Sunday, the suspect, from Port Klang, reversed his car into 43-year-old Awtar Singh.

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South Klang police chief ACP Kamarul Zaman Mamat said the suspect entered the gurdwara premises to confront several individuals who allegedly disturbed his girlfriend.

“The victim had a misunderstanding with the suspect, who was trying to break up an argument between the suspect and several others at Gurdwara Sahib Port Klang,” Kamarul said.

“Shortly after that, the suspect entered his car and reversed into the victim.

“The victim was unable to avoid the car and sustained injuries on his left ankle and lip, and his motorcycle parked nearby was also damaged.”

Awtar was sent to Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital where he received outpatient treatment.

“The suspect was arrested at 8pm the same day. Police also confiscated a Volkswagen Passat believed to have been used in the incident,” Kamarul said.

He said the suspect had been remanded and was being investigated for attempted murder.

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