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[UPDATED] Driver allegedly punched by VVIP's bodyguard lodges second report, matter resolved amicably

KUALA LUMPUR: An e-hailing driver who lodged a police report alleging that he was punched by a VVIP's bodyguard yesterday filed a second police report, saying the matter had been resolved.

City police chief Datuk Rusdi Mohd Isa, in a statement, confirmed receiving the first report from the driver at 1pm yesterday.

"At 9.59pm, the complainant filed a second police report, stating that the matter had been resolved amicably and that he did not wish to pursue the case further.

"In light of this, the public is advised not to speculate on this matter."

The initial report was investigated under Section 323 of the Penal Code for causing voluntary hurt.

Earlier, in a police report that went viral, the victim claimed to have been punched by one of the bodyguards in the VVIP's entourage 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 – who is a deaf-mute – claimed he was waiting at the lobby area of the hotel to pick up passengers at 11.40am yesterday.

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

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

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

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

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