A new video showing a school warden attacking a student at a vocational school in Sungai Buloh has gone viral on social media.
According to reports, the incident in the 1-minute odd long video clip took place last week at the Sungai Buloh Vocational College hostel. Police have also confirmed the authenticity of the video.
“Police have received a report on the case from the 16-year-old student involved at 10.25am yesterday (9th May 2016). He lodged the report at the Sungai Buloh district police headquarters,” said Selangor deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar in a statement.
In the footage, the warden can be seen stepping on and hitting a male student after allegedly catching him smoking a cigarette at a staircase in a school. Other students persuaded the man to stop abusing the boy and only then did he relent.
Should the warden be punished for stomping on the Form 4 student? We’re sure that there are more appropriate ways to discipline a student. Abdul Rahim said that this case is currently being investigated under Section 323 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing harm.
The video clip was uploaded on Sri Sanjeevan Ramakrishnan’s Facebook page here.