A graphic designer who was known as @lucidsoda on Instagram was left with wounds to her back after she and her friend got assaulted by 2 men on a motorcycle on Thursday night (21 April).
Taking her terrifying experience to Instagram, she shared that the incident has taken place around Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
She shared that she was walking to Publika with her friend when they got catcalled by two men on a motorcycle. “We were on a pedestrian walkway in front of a condo with a rail separating us from the road so we felt alright till we realised they turned up onto the walkway and came towards us.”
“We screamed to draw attention and yelled at them to leave us alone and started recording as we were walking by Sekolah Kebangsaan Kiaramas,” she wrote.
Lucid said both her friend and her began running towards the school but she noticed that one of the men had alighted from the motorcycle and picked up something from the road as a weapon to attack them.
“My friend managed to escape but I didn’t. He slipped and fell as he took a swing at me with a large stick. I took that opportunity to beat him while he was down.”
“He bit my arm and then his friend jumped off the bike to attack me, so I turned to run. I wasn’t fast enough and felt one of them hit me on my back with the stick.” she added.
Fortunately, the security guard at the school opened the gate for Lucid and her friend to take refuge, while the men escaped.
Lucid said they have lodged a police report at Jinjang police station immediately and went for a medical checkup at the hospital.
Lucid also shared pictures of the wound on her back and the bite marks she got. In her police report, she said the men tried to snatch her phone but their plans failed as Lucid and her friend did not lose any of their belongings and valuables.
The post has since gone viral with many netizens feeling sorry that such a horrible thing happened to her and hoping that she was doing fine.
According to FMT, Sentul district police chief Beh Eng Lai confirmed that they have received a report on the incident and said that a manhunt has been launched to locate the suspects.
He added that the victim received treatment at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for bruising on her back.
The case will be investigated under Sections 323 and 393 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt and attempting to commit robbery.
Those with further information on the case are encouraged to contact Insp Nor Hafizullah Norahim at 017-223 2031 or the Sentul district police station at 03-4048 2222.