A 16-year-old student was badly beaten for having a crush!
The form 4 student, who studies at a technical secondary school in Melaka suffered injuries on his back, chest and legs, believed to have been bullied by a group of seniors over a girl.
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The incident happened at around 2pm last Saturday (January 23rd), at one of the rooms in their hostel where the victim was physically hit by at least 10 from 5 students.
Melaka Tengah district police chief, Assistant Commissioner Christopher Patit said, a report was made by the victim’s brother on Monday (January 24th) at around 5:15pm.
According to Astro AWANI, initial investigation revealed that the motive behind the incident is believed to have been some kind of predicament that occurred between the victim and a group of form five students.
The reason? He had a “crush” on the same female student which they allegedly are also interested in.
“The bullies started taunting him as he had lied about bringing in vape (electronic cigarettes) but further investigation revealed the actual issue, that is them being interested in the same female student,” said Christopher.
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The victim was punched in the stomach repeatedly by the senior students because they weren’t “satisfied with his answer.”
Christopher also said that the victim who was in pain was then forced to fight with one of the senior students which caused the swelling and wounds on his body.
As of now, no arrests have been made and the case is being investigated under Section 147 of the Penal Code.
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat