Alor Setar, Malaysia — A 39-year old Malaysian was beaten up by concerned citizens last Saturday morning after he was caught secretly recording under a woman’s skirt using a hidden camera tucked in his shoe.
The special camera feeds the live video footage to the pervert’s iphone6.
The victim, a 38-year old woman who lives in Jitra, was busy buying kuih (Malay cakes) at one of the market stalls when the culprit was reportedly moving his foot under the distracted woman’s skirt. She said she didn’t notice a single bit until passers-by noticed the man’s unusual acts and informed her. The mad public gave him a hard beating.
The police immediately came to halt the commotion and apprehend the man. Kota Setar district police Chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Rozi Jidin said the suspect, who works at a government-linked company, was picked up at 9.30am at the location.
The suspect is being investigated on a case under Section 294 of the Penal Code for obscenity and 509 of the Penal Code for insulting modesty.
If proven guilty, the man will face up to 5 years in jail, or a fine, or both.
This is a reminder for us all to be vigilant in our surroundings especially at crowded places and especially when wearing short clothes. It is not all the time that there are other people to notice, and not all the time that there are heroes brave enough to help us.