Police are investigating an incident of a security officer’s foot being run over by a driver at Skysuites 17 condominium in Balestier, which occurred on June 17.
Ms Kavitha Sandresekeran, a Malaysian national, tried to stop the driver of a black Mercedes-Benz who claimed to be a resident of the condominium, but whose vehicle did not have the transponder or decal issued for residents and which give them access to the condominium.
The man honked at Ms Kavitha, 45, several times and when she stood in front of his car, he allegedly forced his way in.
The Union of Security Employees (USE), of which Ms Kavitha is a member, wrote about the incident on its Facebook page on Friday (Jul 15).
USE wrote that Ms Kavitha “stopped a driver at the car entry barrier to check whether he was a visitor.
Whilst Sister Kavitha was trying to verify his identity, the assailant drove over her right foot. The assailant even continued his verbal abuse after his assault. A police report was filed and Sister Kavitha was conveyed to the hospital for a medical check-up and X-Ray.”
A police report was filed after the incident occurred and the matter is now under investigation.
The Straits Times spoke to the security officer, who said that the driver had been tailgating the car it followed as it tried to enter the condominium.
She did not recognize the car’s driver, and therefore asked him to stop at the entrance.
After he persisted in entering the condominium, Ms Kavitha called her manager and the police.
ST added that the man parked his car and apologised to the security officer a few minutes after the incident.
No fractures were found in Ms Kavitha’s foot, and she received a two-day medical certificate after being examined at a hospital. She told ST that she still feels pain while walking and that her foot has stayed swollen.
The security officer hails from Negeri Sembilan and is the only one supporting her elderly and ailing parents, since her brother passed away three years ago.
USE wrote that it 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.”
It also posted the enhanced penalties for persons who commit offences against security officers.
“USE will ensure to our best efforts that justice is served for Sister Kavitha in this case,” it added.