KUCHING: A man was left bloodied and bruised after he was beaten up by the public for beating his girlfriend at Jalan Song on Monday night.
The incident occurred around 11pm when the man, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, was spotted arguing with his girlfriend outside an entertainment outlet over an unknown matter.
The verbal spat ended with him slapping and kicking the woman in full view of several members of the public, who immediately warned him to stop the assault.
It is learnt that instead of complying, the man cursed at those around him for being busybodies and ended up being beaten up by the crowd.
Police arrived at the scene after being informed of the incident and took custody of the bloodied boyfriend.
He was initially sent to the hospital for medical attention and later held for questioning after his girlfriend lodged a police report against him.