PETALING JAYA: Marilou C. Pingol has been targeted by robbers thrice in the past five months, leaving her traumatised and terrified.
Her latest encounter was with a group of 15 Mat Rempit in Kelana Jaya on Tuesday morning.
Not content with hitting her twice on the head with a metal pipe, causing her to almost lose consciousness, her heartless attackers then held on to her hands and dragged her about 2m along the rough road.
The 38-year-old Filipino, a market researcher who commutes daily on the LRT to her workplace in Kuala Lumpur, recalled the horrible incident while recuperating at her aunt’s home in Jalan SS5C, Kelana Jaya, yesterday.
“I was walking to the nearby Kelana Jaya LRT station at around 6am on Tuesday with my cousin when a group of 15 people on 10 motorcycles suddenly pulled up in front of us near SS4C and demanded that I hand over my handbag.
“Five of them pulled my cousin a short distance away and threatened him with three parangs, while the remaining Mat Rempit circled me,” said Marilou, who has lived and worked in Malaysia for 10 years.
She pleaded with the Mat Rempit not to harm them and said they could take her handbag but asked to be allowed to keep her passport.
They agreed but as she was searching her handbag, one of them hit her twice on the head with a metal pipe, leaving her dizzy and semi-conscious.
She added that her attackers then rode off but stopped five metres away and turned back.
“Two pillion riders grabbed my hands and dragged me on the road for about two metres, shredding my pants around the knees and buttocks,” she said.
Her cousin, Ronald Rocutar, 38, could only watch helplessly in horror as she screamed in pain.
Unable to get transport to rush her to hospital, Ronald called his nephew and they carried the bloodied Marilou to the nearby Kelana Jaya police station to lodge a report before taking her to a nearby dental clinic where her aunt works as a nurse to dress the wounds.
“I am now terrified to walk to the LRT station, even though the road is lit and with another person accompanying me. The criminals are becoming more daring and heartless,” said Marilou, who has deep abrasions on her knees and can’t walk for the time being.
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