A short video, which captures a bullying incident involving a group of young girls, began circulating all over social media last Friday (2nd April). The shocking incident reportedly took place in Tanah Merah, Kelantan.
Based on the clip shared by Twitter user @nabilfikran10, the female victim could be seen completely helpless and wasn’t able to fight back as two of the all-girl gang members pushed and kicked her continuously. Following that, the police revealed that they had tracked down the teenagers involved in the viral clip.
Kes berebut boyfriend.
Kata “jangan rakam, jangan post” tapi tersebar jugak video buli. pic.twitter.com/YvPgAQ2daJ
— Bella Hadidn’t (@nabilfikran10) April 2, 2021
Most recently, local news outlet Kosmo reported that 6 girls, in addition to 4 boys, had been detained to assist in the investigation on the case. It’s understood that all of them are aged between 14 to 17 years old. Tanah Merah district police chief, Supt. Zainuddin Md. Yusuf said that all of the teenagers surrendered themselves to the authorities as soon as the announcement about them made headlines.
“8 of the teenagers are still students, while the other 2 have dropped out of school. The brawl between the girls is believed to have broken out due to a fight over a boyfriend. Apart from that, one of the male suspects was also found positive for methamphetamine,” the police official was quoted as saying.
All of the suspects were eventually released on police bail after the police recorded their statements on the case. Supt. Zainuddin further added that the investigation paper will be referred to the Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) for further instructions.
Not long after the video went viral online, a number of local netizens have also taken to their respective social media accounts to expose 3 of the female culprits’ faces on social media. FB user I’ffat Qayyum jokingly remarked, “Are these girls the main cast for the film ‘KL Gangster 3’? I found the trailer (the viral video) only, could you guys recommend me the full version if there is one available?”
The case is being investigated under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting.