KATHMANDU, Aug 3: It has been revealed that a person who is seen mercilessly beating a Nepali security guard in Malaysia in a viral video is a fellow Nepali national, according to the Embassy of Nepal in Malaysia.
The Embassy in a statement on Monday said that the man who thrashed the Nepali security guard has been identified as Ram Gopal Murau from Kapilvastu district and the man who was beaten mercilessly has been identified as Islam Hussain from Nawalaparasi district. While Murau works as a supervisor, Hussain is working as a security guard in Malaysia.
According to the embassy, both the Nepali nationals have been illegally staying there for a long time. Both of them have come into the contact of the embassy after the embassy lodged a complaint with local authorities seeking action against the guilty.
During their conversation with the embassy officials, they admitted that the incident took place at 10 am on July 7, 2020. Murau presented himself before Wangsa Maju police station on Monday, according to the embassy.
The embassy had lodged a complaint last week after a video that appeared to show a Malaysian man indiscriminately hitting a Nepali guard with a baton went viral. Shortly after the video of the incident went viral on social media, the embassy had filed a police report to initiate further investigation into the incident.
In the one-minute video posted online, a man speaking Bahasa Melayu is seen using a baton to beat the guard who does not retaliate. “What’s your problem?” he is heard saying to the guard as he continues beating up indiscriminately with a baton. “Are you messing around? You come here to look for work, not problems.”
The man is also seen punching the guard in his face while shouting at him toward the end of the video clip that has gone viral in social media.
The video was initially posted in facebook by a username Sq soul7 on July 7, according to Malaysian news reports. The video went viral after it was subsequently posted on Twitter recently.
Soon after the video went viral in social media, hundreds of social media users both in Nepal and abroad reposted it and demanded stringent action against the person mercilessly beating the helpless Nepali man. They not only vented against the Malaysian authorities, but also the political leaders at home.
Earlier, Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) had also called for police to track down and arrest the person caught on the video. The MTUAC said the “abuse was unacceptable.”
Separately, Security Industry Association of Malaysia Committee member Datuk Basant Singh had also lodged a police report over the video, according to a news report published in Malay Mail.