Five remanded for assaulting man in Batu Niah

Arrest - file pic. // Photo: Pixabay

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Dec 5: Five local men alleged to have been involved in assaulting another man in Batu Niah on Monday night (Dec 2) have been remanded for three days to assist a police probe into the case.

Magistrate Steve Ritkos ordered the suspects aged 23, 24, 27, 33 and 54, to be remanded until Dec 7 under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting.

The accused were produced at Miri Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

All suspects were arrested by the police on Dec 3 around 2.30pm along Jalan Raja during ‘Ops Cantas’.

The arrests were made following a police report by the 32-year-old victim the day of the attack.

The alleged incident occurred on Dec 2 around 11pm inside a room located on the upper floor of an eatery in Simpang Batu Niah here.

The suspects were alleged to have attacked the victim and smashed his car’s windscreen. — DayakDaily