MALACCA: A man was beaten up after robbing and allegedly trying to rape a salesgirl at a budget hotel here.
The victim, Wong Siew Hong, 38, said she noticed that her room on the second floor of the hotel in Jalan Melaka Raya 3, was broken into when she got back from a restaurant at 11.45am Monday.
"I saw that the padlock was broken and the door was slightly ajar. I was shocked to see a man in the room as I walked in," she said.
Wong, from Johor Baru, said the man who was clad in black with his face covered with a cloth suddenly rushed towards her and tried to undress her.
She said the man also punched her several times on the left cheek when she resisted and shouted for help. He grabbed her purse and fled the scene.
Wong then chased the man and shouted for help. The man was caught and beaten by several men about 50 metres from the hotel. Melaka Tengah police chief ACP Salehhudin Abd Rahman, who confirmed the incident, said the man was sent to the Malacca Hospital for treatment. - Bernama