Circumstance of abuse
Allegedly beaten by a group of policemen until he fainted during the Thaipusam festival. He was holding a bottle of beer wrapped in a plastic bag when a man approached him and abruptly snatched the bottle; and asked for his identity card. When Morle questioned who he was, the man assaulted him until he fell to the ground.
Then a group of policemen suddenly came over to kick and punch him while he was still lying on the roadside before thousands of people following the chariot. Morle was then dragged to a dark back lane where the policemen took turns to assault him, including beating him with mineral bottles, until he bled and fainted.