A police report has been made against a man who had allegedly verbally abused and drove over a female security guard’s foot after being denied entry into a condominium complex in Balestier.
According to a statement made on the official Union of Security Employees (USE) Facebook page, the incident took place on 17 Jun 2022, at Skysuites 17 along Jalan Rajah in Balestier.
Driver Drove Over Female Security Guard’s Foot and Verbally Abused Her
She had stopped a man at the car entry barrier to check if he was a visitor. The driver sounded the car horn multiple times at Ms Kavitha, insisting that he was a resident even though his vehicle did not have the transponder registered vehicles should have. A transponder is an electronic device in which entry access cards are slotted.
When Ms Kavitha was trying to verify the driver’s identity, he allegedly drove over her right foot and continued verbally abusing her.
Police Report Lodged
USE said that a police report was subsequently filed, and Ms Kavitha was conveyed to the hospital for a medical check-up and X-Ray. “Thankfully, the injury was minimal and Sister Kavitha is now fine and back at work,” the union said.
“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.”
Sharp Increase in Cases of Abuse towards Security Guards
The union reported that it has already handled 21 cases this year, a sharp increase from nine reported cases in 2021, through its customer service centre and mobile app.
“USE will ensure to our best efforts that justice is served for Sister Kavitha in this case,” it added.