A police report has been filed against a man who allegedly drove over the foot of a female security guard at a condominium and verbally abused her after he was denied entry.
In a Facebook post, the Union of Security Employees they revealed that the incident happened on June 17 the Union said that Ms Kavitha, a member of the union, was deployed at the guardpost at Skysuites 17 along Jalan Rajah in Balestier when she stopped a driver at the car entry barrier to check whether he was a visitor.
This shocking incident was reported to the Union after the security agency saw the news reports from the abuse of SO Sures at Giant Hypermart last week.
WHAT HAPPENED :
Ms Kavitha Sandresekeran, a USE member, was deployed at the guardpost at Skysuites 17. She had stopped a driver at the car entry barrier to check whether he was a visitor.
The driver honked at her multiple times, insisting that he was a resident even though his vehicle did not have the transponder registered vehicles should have.
Whils Ms Kavitha was trying to verify his identity, the assailant 𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐭. The assailant even continued his verbal abuse after his assault, the Union said on Facebook.
Police Report Made
A police report was filed and Ms Kavitha was conveyed to the hospital for a medical check-up and X-Ray.
The injury was minimal and Ms Kavitha is now fine and back at work, the Union added.
USE is determined to cast light on this incident as it is completely unacceptable for a motorist to attempt to use his vehicle to cause hurt to a female security officer.
Compared to 9 reported cases of abuse last year 2021, USE has already handled 21 cases this year through our customer service center and mobile app.
In its statement, it encouraged security officers and the general public to report cases of abuse either through the union’s app, or to alert it on such cases via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under the Private Security Industry Act, it is an offence to harass, assault or hurt security workers.
Anyone found guilty of intentionally causing harassment, alarm or distress to a security worker can be fined up to S$5,000 or jailed up to 12 months, or both.
Those found guilty of assaulting or using criminal force on a security worker can be fined up to S$7,500 or jailed up to two years, or both.As for those found guilty of voluntarily causing hurt, they are liable to be fined up to S$10,000 or jailed up to five years, or both.
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