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Unconscious nurse was pulled out of car and attacked

KUALA PILAH: A female nurse who was found unconscious on the side of Jalan Simpang Tiga Dangi, near Johol, here, last night, is believed to have been pulled out of her car and attacked.

Kuala Pilah district deputy police chief Superintendent Syahrul Anuar Abdul Wahab said police are actively pursuing a male suspect believed to be involved in the incident.

"Further investigation revealed that the incident occurred around 10 pm while the victim was on her way to work at Tuanku Ampuan Najihah Hospital (HTAN) here, coming from the direction of Hutan Percha.

"Upon arriving at the location, the victim said that her car was forced off the road by another vehicle.

"The suspect, believed to be in his late 30s, allegedly opened the victim's car door, pulled her out, and repeatedly punched her in the face," he said in a statement today.

He added that the victim also reported being hit with a blunt object at the back of her head, causing her to be semi-conscious when found, in addition to sustaining injuries.

"Investigation also found that this incident is not a robbery case as reported, as no valuable items belonging to the victim were missing.

"Medical officers confirmed that the victim suffered minor injuries to her right shoulder and head. She is stable, with no severe injuries or broken bones.

"The police are currently actively tracking down the suspect, while the motive and cause of the incident are being identified. The public is reminded not to make any speculations regarding this incident," he said.

Earlier media reports stated that the victim was found unconscious by passers by, lying near her car with the engine still running.

The woman in her 30s, dressed in a white uniform, was taken to HTAN, and based on the initial investigation report, the victim was on her way home to Durian Tunggal, Melaka, after finishing work.

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