ALOR STAR: The man, who was beaten up by a mob over an alleged molest incident at a mall here on Sunday, has died this afternoon.
The 30-year-old man succumbed to his injuries at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital at 12.30pm today, more than 40 hours after the incident.
Kota Setar police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Rozi Jidin said four men and a woman have been arrested to facilitate investigations into the case.
“The group, in their 20s, were picked up in the city based on a video clip that went viral since Sunday,” he said in a statement.
Following the man's death, he said police have reclassified the case from Section 326 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt to Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
It was reported that the victim, from Sungai Yan was beaten up by a group of men after he was accused of molesting a girl in a toilet.
He was reported to be in critical condition due to severe injuries to his head following the 4pm attack.