Thursday, 25 October 2012

Student killed in attack by gang of schoolboys

ALOR GAJAH: A Form Two student from SMK Pulau Sebang near here was killed when he was set upon by a group of five schoolboys from another secondary school over an earlier skirmish.

It's learnt that the victim, K. Saravanan, 14, from Gadek in Alor Gajah succumbed to neck injuries after he was kicked violently and stomped on in a brutal attack.

In the 2.30pm attack, the victim was waiting for the bus with another friend on the second floor of the Tampin Bus Terminal when he was confronted by the group.

The attack was believed to have started following a series of arguments between the victim and the group which often mocked Saravanan's style of walking.

However, yesterday the group of Form Two students noticed that Saravanan was sitting with only one friend at the bus stop when they decided to attack him.

A trader, at the bus terminal, who requested anonymity, said the group was known for bullying other students.

“This is not the first time the delinquent schoolboys had attacked other students as numerous gang fights have been reported at the terminal,” he said.

The trader, in his late 40s, said he heard the group cheering and only realised that they were beating up someone after the victim who was floored was seen lying unconscious.

The boys, he said, were attempting to resuscitate the victim when they noticed his mouth was foaming.

“The group fled the scene when a group of traders ran to the victim's aid,” he said.

The victim was rushed to Tampin Hospital where he died at 3.20pm.

Deputy OCPD Deputy Superintendent Abdul Rahman Jid said police detained all those involved in the incident between 6pm and 7pm yesterday.

Meanwhile, the victim's mother, M. Mala, 36, said her only son complained about the bullying by the group two weeks ago.

“He was afraid to attend school and I informed the school about the existence of the gang,” she said between sobs.
Source : TheStar


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