PETALING JAYA: A 33-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted by 20 African men, including her own boyfriend, in Damansara Perdana on Tuesday.
The incident was allegedly triggered when the woman, who wants only to be identified as ‘Amani,’ caught her 40-year-old Senegalese boyfriend cheating.
Amani said she was waiting to pick her mother up at PJU 8/5 at 9.45pm when she caught sight of her boyfriend with another woman.
Curious as to what was going on, Amani – who works in Indonesia and had just returned to Malaysia for a holiday – decided to stay and observe the couple who were at an eatery.
“I hung around for a while and took some photographs of them together, before I went up and confronted them.
“When I got to his table, I took his drink and sniffed to check whether he was drinking alcohol, because he had promised me that he stopped consuming alcohol. But the glass slipped from my hand and broke,” she said.
Amani said this was when other African men who were also drinking at the place charged at her.
“Out of nowhere, these 20 men started hitting and kicking me.
“One of them held my hand tightly and tried to drag me on the floor, but fortunately, I managed to give them the slip (and ran) to a nearby grocery shop,” she told NSTP.
She said the grocery shop owner called the police who arrived at the scene but made no arrest.
“When the cops arrived, most of the men who assaulted me were still hanging out at the place,” said Amani, who lodged a police report after receiving treatment for the injuries she sustained in the incident.
Amani also revealed that most of the Africans living in the area are involved in illegal activities including cybercrime, drug abuse and trafficking, as well as cheating local women through internet and love scams.
“The case is currently under police investigation,” Petaling Jaya police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Zani Che Din said when contacted.