After a one-minute-and-32-second long video showing some bullies repeatedly punching and throwing kicks at a school student in a classroom went viral, authorities stepped up to man the situation. The video was posted on the PDRM Facebook page, which later garnered thousands of shares.
According to Central Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Azman Abdul Lah, the three bullies (students) were all 15 years old and were from a secondary school in Seberang Jaya. It is learnt that the victim had earlier informed the school’s disciplinary teacher after seeing the students smoking in school. The three students then beat up the victim as they were upset.
However, it has also been confirmed that the three students have been expelled after they were found guilty of assaulting another student at school.
Penang CID chief Senior Asst Comm Mazlan Kesah said that although the police did not receive any report on the incident, they would still open an investigation paper on the case under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting.