Pandemonium broke out at Low Yat Plaza when seven men ran amok after a friend of theirs was apprehended for allegedly being cheated by a mobile phone trader at Jalan Bukit Bintang, here last night.

In the 7.50pm incident, the men were said to have gone berserk when they started beating several shop attendants at a phone shop.

It was believed that the man was taken into custody by the plaza’s security guard, who then handed him to the police. Some of his friends, who were upset with his arrest retaliated and started taking matters into their own hands.

The New Straits Times online reported that City police Criminal Investigation Department Chief Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said one of the men, aged 22, for causing ruckus, while manhunt for the rest is being carried out.

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YouTube video showing fights that occurred at about 7:50 pm yesterday at the mall specialising in IT and electronic products. - YouTube Screengrab Photo

Zainuddin, when contacted by Astro AWANI said that police has urged Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry to investigate the suspect who was allegedly cheated by a trader.

“Investigation is being conducted from products and sales processes as the suspects claimed that they were cheated by the trader. Since there was fraud involved, we urged KPDNKK to also probe into the case,” he said.

Videos and images taken by onlookers at the scene went viral on social media platform almost immediately after the drama unfolded last night.

The case is being investigated under Section 147 and 427 of the Penal Code for rioting and causing damages. It was estimated that the amount of losses to be at approximately RM70,000.

Low Yat Plaza, a haven for technology lovers specialises in selling IT and electronic products located in one of the busiest areas in KL.