Crazed ‘kicker’ 
finally shackled

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KUALA LUMPUR — Police have put an end to a man’s odd habit of assaulting women by kicking them in the rear with his arrest in Jinjang recently.

The activities of the 31-year-old, who is suspected to be of unsound mind, came to light after a closed-circuit television footage went viral on social media, showing the man kicking a woman to the ground near a commuter station in the vicinity of Bank Negara.

City police chief Datuk Amar Singh said: “We believe the suspect had committed similar acts around Bank Negara but victims failed to lodge reports, adding investigations have been classified under Section 324 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt.

In the June 30 incident, an auxiliary policeman stationed at Bank Negara received a complaint from the victim, an employee of the central bank

In the 36-second footage, the employee was seen walking towards the pedestrian link bridge connecting the Bank Negara station and Jalan Raja Laut.

The suspect approached her and kicked her before fleeing. The employee fell to the ground and suffered injuries to her cheek.

Police records show the suspect had a previous conviction relating to an attempt to enter the Bank Negara building while armed with a parang.