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Cops probing VVIP's bodyguard for punching disabled e-hailing driver [NSTTV]

KUALA LUMPUR: A disabled e-hailing driver ended up bruised after he was allegedly punched in the head by a VVIP's bodyguard.

In a police report that has since gone viral, the victim claimed to have been punched by the bodyguard of a member of a royal family after he was asked to move his car while waiting at the lobby of a five-star hotel at KL Sentral here.

In his report, the 46-year old, a deaf-mute, claimed he was waiting at the hotel lobby to pick up passengers about 11.40am yesterday.

He claimed that while he was there, a man started knocking on his car window and asked him to move as the VVIP entourage was leaving the hotel lobby.

The victim claimed the man then punched him in the face.

He was given initial treatment at Kuala Lumpur Hospital and was diagnosed with a soft tissue injury by a doctor from the Emergency and Trauma Department, there.

It is learnt police have since seized his mobile phone and vehicle dashboard camera to assist in the investigation.

Meanwhile, Bukit Aman police criminal investigation department director Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain confirmed receiving the report and said police had classified the case as causing injury under Section 323 of the Penal Code.

The offence carries a maximum two years jail or fine of up to RM2,000 or both.

He said investigation was underway but no arrests have been made so far.

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