A 42-year-old Indian father attempted to hit his 8-year-old son with a hammer in the lift, his ex-wife who is the mother of the boy lodged a police report against him, reported by Sin Chew Daily.
A CCTV footage showed the man who looks drunk walking, holding with a hammer and went into the lift with his son. He had several attempts hitting his son with the hammer, the boy was curled up in a ball in the corner of the lift.
The ex-wife lodged the police report after receiving the CCTV footage on the incident from her sister.
According to Malay Mail, police have arrested the man in his apartment located in Bandar Baru Farlim, Air Itam, yesterday.
The police also took the boy, who was with the man, to the Penang Hospital for examination.
He said the suspect, who had three previous records, including for drug-related offences, tested negative for drug when arrested.